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.