Military veterans and their spouses are eligible for job training, placement assistance and other benefits under a $488,635 federal grant awarded to Riverside County, it was announced Tuesday.
The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act grant will directly support the county’s Veterans’ Employment-Related Assistance Program until March 31, 2021.
According to the Economic Development Agency, 00 approved applicants are eligible for skills advancement training and referrals under the program.
“As a U.S. Navy veteran, I know it can be tough to adjust to life after military service,” said county Supervisor Chuck Washington. “These funds will help us facilitate the transition to civilian life for 100 deserving veterans, benefiting employers and workers alike and strengthening our community.”
The county’s Workforce Development Board is administering the grant funds.
Service members who are approaching their discharge dates, disabled vets and qualifying spouses may be able to obtain aid thanks to the grant.
“(The) overarching goal is to provide support to veterans as they navigate the challenges they are likely to face as they transition into civilian employment,” EDA Director Rob Field said.
Anyone interested in applying for assistance should contact the EDA’s Workforce Development Division at 951-955-0464.
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