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Jul 18, 2012 7:10 AM by AP

Landrieu: $1.4M for Louisiana homeless vets

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu says $1.4 million in grants has been set aside for Louisiana organizations to prevent homelessness among veterans.

Landrieu said Tuesday the money was awarded through the Supportive Services for Veterans Families Program, which is part of the Department of Veterans Affairs' initiative to end homelessness among military veterans.

The funding includes $1 million for the Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans to serve about 250 households throughout the state and $444,000 to the Wellspring Alliance for Families, Inc., in Monroe, which will serve about 100 households in Ouachita, Morehouse, Richland, Franklin, Caldwell and West Carroll parishes.

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