Government and Politics
October 4, 2022
Lafayette, CO — Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced that a critical component of his bill, the Veterans Job Training Act, was enacted as part of the Continuing Appropriations and Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act (H.R. 6833). The stopgap government funding bill successfully extended the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) through 2025.
“In voting to support the critical funding of government agencies, we were also able to make a tremendous step forward in our work to support recovering and rehabilitating veterans. Extending the deadline for the HVRP will support countless former servicemembers, and I am thrilled to see it enacted,” said Congressman Joe Neguse.
While the Continuing Appropriations Resolution extends HVRP for another three years, the Neguse bill includes a desperately needed $25 million per year increase in programmatic funding, which Neguse continues to advocate for.
The HVRP program administered by the Department of Labor is the only federal grant program that focuses exclusively on competitive employment for homeless veterans. The program's core objectives are to provide services to assist in reintegrating homeless veterans into meaningful employment and to stimulate the development of effective service delivery systems that will address problems facing homeless veterans.