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Hawaii to get $500K to help homeless veterans

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii will receive $500,000 in federal funds to help homeless veterans and those having trouble transitioning back to civilian life after leaving the military.

Hawaii's congressional delegation in Washington, D.C. announced earlier this week the money for the state is part of 90 grants totaling more than $20 million from the U.S. Department of Labor's Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program.

The United States Veterans Initiative in Kapolei will receive $200,000 and the Mental Health Association of Hawaii will receive $300,000.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says that according to a January 2011 count, there were more than 67,000 homeless vets nationwide.

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