WASHINGTON (WTVQ) – The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has given Mountain Comprehensive Care Center in Eastern Kentucky a $210,960 competitive federal grant to aid local low-income and homeless veterans obtain employment.
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell supported the Center’s grant application.
“Kentucky’s service members and veterans put their lives on the line to defend our freedoms, so it is crucial we provide for them when they return home,” said Senator McConnell. “This federal grant will allow the Mountain Comprehensive Care Center to continue its efforts to provide the most vulnerable local veterans with job training and employment services. With these additional resources, former service members in Eastern Kentucky will be given access to well-paying job opportunities, benefiting both the veterans themselves and the community as a whole.”
“Mountain Comprehensive Care Center is delighted to receive funding to continue to serve homeless veterans in 49 counties in eastern and central Kentucky,” said Mountain Comprehensive Care Center CEO Promod Bishnoi. “These funds will be used to assist at least 80 homeless veterans to find jobs and provide the services they need to succeed. We appreciate Leader McConnell’s continued support for our program and for Kentucky’s veterans.”