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VA Gets $600 Million in Grants

Officials say the money will be split between 2014 and 2015.
The VA has some big news.

The Department of Veteran Affairs has announced they'll be getting around $600 million in grants.

The money will go toward non-profit organizations and serving very low-income veteran families that have permanent housing through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program.

The SSVF program is designed to assist veteran families who are homeless or at a high risk of becoming homeless.

It also focuses on providing VA health care and benefits.

The grant will be split up evenly in 2014 and 2015.

VA officials say these grants play a critical role in addressing veteran homelessness by assisting vital partners at a local level.

In 2013, funding from the Support Services for Homeless Veteran Families served more than 39,000 veterans and more than 62,000 vets and their family members.

According to the VA Department of Housing, the number of homeless veterans went down 8% between 2013 and 2012.


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