The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded about $2.5 million in grants to central Ohio agencies to help fight veteran homelessness.
The grants, part of the Supportive Services for Families program, go to nonprofit organizations and community cooperatives that provide services to "very low-income veteran families living in -- or transitioning to -- permanent housing," according to a department statement.
The grants announced yesterday are:
--$1.26 million to Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio to serve families in Columbus
--$473,000 to the Salvation Army to serve households in Delaware, Madison, Marion, Morrow and Union counties
--$459,000 to Faith Mission to serve families in Franklin County
--$303,000 to Licking County Coalition for Housing to serve families in Licking and Knox counties
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