Department of Labor offers grants to help homeless vets, but where’s the Gov 2.0?

From the Department of Labor (tip of the tail to @craignewmark) :

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service today announced the availability of $600,000 in “Stand Down” grants that will provide an estimated 10,000 homeless veterans with opportunities to reintegrate into society. The grants are being awarded under the department’s Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program.

“Stand Down events across the country will reach thousands of homeless veterans — including homeless female veterans — with opportunities to re-enter America’s workforce,” said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, who is also chair of the Interagency Council on Homelessness. “Through these grants, the federal government will engage states and local communities as active partners in readying those who have served our nation for civilian jobs.”

via VETS News Release: US Department of Labor announces ‘Stand Down’ grants to assist about 10,000 homeless veterans [03/09/2011].

DoL is going to offer ip to $10,000 in funding to each applicant.  One-day events get a maximum of $7,000.

It’s too bad they’re not taking the grant applications online, or creating a way to connect organizations seeking grants to maximize their effectiveness in staging events (and help magnify the value of the grant money spent).