Swords Awarding Grants for Texas Veteran Employment Services

With funding from The Walmart Foundation, Swords to Plowshares is administering a competitive re-grant program for Texas nonprofit organizations to provide employment and job training services for veterans. The goals of the Texas Veterans Employment and Training Collaborative, a pilot model based on our successful Texas initiative, are to help veterans recently separated from the military prepare for and find new careers in Texas and to increase veterans’ overall health, economic stability and ability to successfully transition to civilian life.

Swords to Plowshares is awarding $200,000 in grants ranging from $20,000 – $70,000 to a minimum of three (3) organizations throughout Texas to provide veteran-specific vocational training and integrated supportive services.

See the following documents for more information:

Bidder’s Conference:
Swords to Plowshares will hold an online bidder’s conference March 28, 2014 at 2:00PM CST. Attendance is not required but is recommended. Visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5289881640167305986 to register.

Timeline:

Request for Proposals (RFP) issued: March 17, 2014

Bidder’s Conference (Online): March 28, 2014 at 2:00PM CST

Proposals are due by: May 1, 2014 (by 11:59PM CST)

Grant decisions will be announced on: June 16, 2014

Grant period:

Grants will have an active performance period of 12 months (July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015) and reporting period of 18 months (July 1, 2014 -December 31, 2015)


For more information regarding The Walmart Foundation and commitment to veteran employment initiative, visit http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2014/05/21/walmart-celebrates-more-than-40-000-hires-in-first-year-of-veterans-commitment.

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