Grants to help homeless veterans in RI
PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Two groups that seek to help homeless veterans in Rhode Island are getting some help from the federal government.
The state's congressional delegation announced federal grants on Tuesday that will go to Operation Stand Down Rhode island and Veterans, Inc.
Operation Stand Down will receive $500,000 for its work to secure housing for homeless veterans. Veterans Inc. is set to receive $1 million for its programs throughout New England. The Massachusetts-based organization helps veterans with job training, health care and other services. Veterans Inc. has an office in Pawtucket.
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said the grants are a "smart investment" that will help reduce the number of homeless veterans in the state.