Apply Now for the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program
A portion of President Biden’s plan for helping Veterans who have been impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic was signed into law this March. American Rescue Plan and the American Jobs Plan, have both provided funding to the VA for the purpose of helping Veterans recover medically, emotionally, and financially from the impact of COVID-19.
Training is a key component to the American Jobs Plan. The Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) was established to provide education and training for high-demand jobs to Veterans who are unemployed due to COVID-19 and are not eligible for similar benefits offered by the VA. The VRRAP offers up to 12 months of training as well as a monthly housing allowance based on Post-9/11 GI Bill rates.
Interested Veterans are encouraged to apply immediately as there is a limit to the number of participants the program can allow. Additionally, the VRRAP is only active for 21 months or until funding runs out. This means that the last possible month of assistance will be December 2022.
Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program eligibility requirements:
- Veterans aged 22-67
- Not eligible for GI Bill or VR&E benefits
- Not enrolled in a Federal or State jobs program
- Unemployed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Not receiving VA disability compensation because of an inability to work
- Not receiving unemployment compensation, including through the CARES act