- Associated Press - Sunday, August 17, 2014

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A program at the University of Vermont that helps homeless veterans and their families is slated to receive a federal grant of nearly $1.7 million.

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, announced the grant last week, saying it is part of $300 million in funding to help community agencies that provide aid to veterans.

Nationwide, homelessness among veterans declined 24 percent from 2010 to 2013. Sanders says the grants will help roughly 115,000 veterans who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness.

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