LITTLE ROCK, AR - More than one million dollars will help employment, training and support services for Arkansas Veterans.
The state was one of 11 recipients of the Veterans' Workforce Investment Program grant.
The money will assist 450 veterans over a three-year period and train 360 for jobs in health care and energy efficiency.
Each veteran who qualifies for the program can get up to one thousand dollars to offset training costs and another 500 for supportive services like child care and transportation.
Veterans who meet one of the following criteria may qualify for the program:
- Veterans with service-connected disabilities.
- Those who have significant barriers to employment such as a lack of education and work experience.
- Veterans who served on active duty during a war, campaign or expedition.
- Veterans who apply within 48 months of discharge from the military.