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Veterans nonprofit receives grant from Department of Labor

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An S.C. nonprofit that works to coordinate services for veterans in the local community received a $408,900 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor through the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program on Monday.

Charleston-based Military Community Connection is one of three S.C. organizations that received a grant through the program.

Military Community Connection, established in 2014, connects veterans with local agencies to assist them in finding resources and services, including education and employment certification courses, financial assistance, employment services, housing services and peer support.

According to a news release, grants were awarded on a competitive basis to state and local workforce development boards; local public agencies and nonprofit organizations; tribal governments; and community organizations.

The Department of Labor awarded $43.3 million in total in 155 grants.

“The grants we announced today will help thousands of homeless veterans to acquire the skills they need to obtain good-paying jobs and reintegrate themselves into a society whom they defended and served,” said Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta.

Reach Patrick Hoff at 843-849-3144.

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