San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 18, 2014
Swords to Plowshares, San Francisco-based veterans rights organization announced today it is seeking proposals for a competitive re-grant program in Texas to help provide employment and job training services for veterans. The goals of the Texas Veterans Employment Collaborative are to help veterans prepare for, obtain and retain gainful employment in high wage, high growth industries in Texas and to increase veterans’ overall health, economic stability and ability to successfully transition to civilian life, by providing career advancement opportunities and integrated supportive services.
"We are thrilled to be able to expand our re-granting program to Texas, another state with high numbers of unemployed veterans. We look forward to sharing with our partners in Texas to advance our shared goal of supporting veterans through strong employment and training programs," said Amy N. Fairweather, Director of Swords to Plowshares Institute for Veteran Policy.
The project is a pilot model based on Swords to Plowshares re-grant program in California which is in its second year. A total of $200,000 in grants will be awarded to at least three organizations. Grant awards will range from $20,000-$70,000. Swords to Plowshares will begin accepting requests for program support on March 18, 2014 with proposals due by May 1, 2014.
Any 501 (c) (3) nonprofit currently operating employment service programs in Texas is encouraged to apply. Visit Swords to Plowshares’ website (no phone calls please) for details on how to submit a proposal: http://www.swords-to-plowshares.org/2014/03/17/swords-awarding-grants-for-texas-veteran-employment-services.
About Swords to Plowshares
Founded in 1974, Swords to Plowshares is a community-based nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California whose mission is to heal the wounds of war, to restore dignity, hope and self-sufficiency to veterans in need, to prevent and end homelessness and poverty among veterans, and to promote and protect the rights of all veterans. Swords to Plowshares provides counseling and case management, employment and training, housing, and legal benefits advocacy assistance to more than 2,000 at-risk veterans each year. Learn more about the work of Swords to Plowshares, and ways in which you can help, by visiting http://www.stp-sf.org