September 4, 2018

WorkPlace receives $1.26M for veterans program

The WorkPlace Inc. has been awarded a $1.26 million grant by the U.S. Veterans Administration to administer its Social Services Veterans Family Program (SSVF).

Announced last Friday, the VA grant is for 12 months, renewable with satisfactory performance for two additional years.

The SSVF program will serve veterans in Fairfield, Litchfield and parts of New Haven counties.

The Bridgeport-based WorkPlace has administered the SSVF program for the Veterans Administration since 2012.

"The [VA grant] process was competitive," said WorkPlace president and CEO Joseph M. Carbone. "But our competitive edge was twofold: the wide net of partners we have assembled over the years and the quality of our staff, especially the veterans that work late, weekends, respond to crisis situations and do so with compassion and determination."

The WorkPlace conducts comprehensive planning, and coordinates regional workforce-development policies and programs to prepare people for careers while working to strengthen the workforce for the region's employers.

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