Mid Michigan Community Action receives grant

FARWELL — Mid Michigan Community Action (MMCA), a nonprofit agency that addresses the needs of low-income families in the area, was awarded a $221,920 Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP) grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans' Employment and Training Services.

"This grant will allow us to work with veterans to find jobs that are in demand, have growth potential and pay a living wage. It is an honor to serve those who have served our country," outreach services director Eva Rohlman said.

MMCA was the only award recipient of the HVRP grant in Michigan this year. With the funds, the agency will provide employment and job training resources to veterans who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless.

The HVRP grant covers services in Lake, Osceola, Mecosta, Clare, Gladwin, Midland, Newago, Arenac and Bay counties and will allow the agency to expand services for veterans' families dealing with housing insecurities in the area.

MMCA allocates funds to house veterans and their families in need and offer support for paying rent and utilities, as well as providing basic needs.

For more information about services, call (877) 213-5955.