The Riverside County Veterans’ Employment-Related Assistance Program (RivCoVEAP) will receive $488,635 in funding from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. According to program officials the funding will be provided to eligible applicants through March 31, 2021. “As a Navy veteran, I know it can be tough to adjust to life after military service,” said Supervisor Chuck Washington, a former Navy officer and aviator. “These funds will help us facilitate the transition to civilian life for 100 deserving veterans, benefitting employers and workers alike and strengthening our community.” The program will serve 100 veterans and eligible spouses in various categories, including service members who were recently separated, disabled veterans, War on Terror campaign veterans, Gulf War II-era veterans, and veterans with significant barriers. The County anticipates that many RivCoVEAP recipients will intersect one or more of the priority groups listed. The program is being jointly administered by the Riverside County Economic Development Agency and the County’s Workforce Development Board. Interested applicants should contact EDA’s Workforce Development Division at 951-955-0464. Riverside County offers expanded opportunities for civilian employment and other services to local veterans. They include providing veterans’ preference to receive interviews in the selection process with the County of Riverside; an education and training program which allows the county to offer temporary apprenticeship, or on-the-job training opportunities in a variety of occupational areas, etc. To learn more about these opportunities open to veterans and spouses of disabled or deceased veterans visit http://www.rc-hr.com/Find-A-Job/Job-Searching/County-Job-Openings/Information-for-Veterans .