Denver Nets Vet Training Money

The Denver Department of Human Services has received a federal boost when it comes to funding job training programs for veterans.

More than $27 million in job training grants have been awarded from the Department of Labor to service more than 16,000 veterans nationwide, and Denver has netted $299,622.The National Coalition For Homeless Veterans, a non-profit that focuses on the issue, estimates that there are nearly 4,000 homeless veterans in Colorado with approximately 100 funded beds being offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Wyoming Contractors Association also received $547,255 for programs in states like Colorado.

Erin Rosa was born in Spain and raised in Colorado Springs. She is a freelance writer currently living in Denver. Rosa's work has been featured in a variety of news outlets including the Huffington Post, Democracy Now!, and the Rocky Mountain Chronicle, an alternative-weekly in Northern Colorado where she worked as a columnist covering the state legislature. Rosa has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for her reporting on lobbying and woman's health issues. She was also tapped with a rare honorable mention award by the Newspaper Guild-CWA's David S. Barr Award in 2008--only the second such honor conferred in its nine-year history--for her investigative series covering the federal government's Supermax prison in the state. Rosa covers the labor community, corrections, immigration and government transparency matters. She can be reached at

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