1:25pm

Wed July 27, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Lexington Wins VA Grant for Homeless

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki announced more than 60 million dollars in federal homeless prevention grants this week - and Fayette County is among the recipients.  The grants are part of a new program called Supportive Services for Veteran Families, which aims to identify and aid at-risk veterans and their families with the help of private non-profit organizations. 17 Kentucky counties, including Fayette, Jefferson, Jessamine, and Woodford, will receive a share of the funds.

Secretary Shinseki said the program will "provide new hope and comprehensive support to veterans who have served honorably but now find themselves in a downward spiral." The Support Services are themselves part of a broader plan to eliminate homelessness among veterans.