Labor Secretary Chao Announces $1.5 Million Grant Aimed at Ending Chronic Homelessness Among People with Disabilities

 
Friday, June 11, 2004
 
U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced the availability of a $1.5 million technical assistance grant designed to help fulfill the Bush Administration's ten-year goal of ending chronic homelessness among persons with disabilities.

The grant, known as the Chronic Homelessness Employment Technical Assistance (CHETA) Initiative, is a $1.5 million award over a 36-month period of performance with additional option years and funds available depending on performance and future funding availability.

The CHETA is designed to provide intensive employment-related technical assistance to the five September 2003 awardees of the department's "Ending Chronic Homelessness Through Employment and Housing" grants. Those 2003 awardees were Worksystems, Inc., Portland, Oregon; the Boston Private Industry Council, Boston, Massachusetts; the Private Industry Council, San Francisco, California; the Indianapolis Private Industry Council, Indianapolis, Indiana; and, the Workforce Development Division of the Community Development Department, City of Los Angeles, California.

Questions about the CHETA grant solicitation (SGA 04-07), which appeared in the June 10, 2004 Federal Register, should be directed to the U.S. Labor Department Procurement Services Center, Room N-5416, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210, Telephone (202) 693-4570. Grant applications may be downloaded from the Federal Register at www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html.
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