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Wednesday
Sep122012

Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) FAQ

With the deadline to join the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program fast approaching, we thought we'd share some of the helpful FAQs from the VRAP site to help our veteran readers that may be unsure if the program is right for them. Be sure to visit the VRAP page for complete information -- and apply before September 30th!

Who can use VRAP?

To qualify, a Veteran must:

  • Be at least 35 and no more than 60 
  • Be unemployed 
  • Have an other than dishonorable discharge 
  • Not be eligible for any other VA education benefit program (e.g., the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Assistance) 
  • Not be in receipt of VA compensation due to unemployab

What can I use the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program for? 

Participants must enroll in a program approved for VA benefits offered by a Community College or Technical School. The program must lead to an Associate Degree, Non-College Degree, or a Certificate and train you in a high demand occupation.

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Friday
Aug242012

VRAP: Veterans Retraining Assistance Program

The Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) offers eligible Veterans one year of GI Bill Benefits to support training for employment opportunities.

Friday
Jul272012

US Labor Department announces more than $20 million in grants to provide job training for more than 11,000 homeless veterans

 The U.S. Department of Labor awarded 90 grants totaling more than $20 million to fund job training and support services that will help more than 11,000 veterans succeed in civilian careers. The grants are being awarded through the department’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program.

Americans who have served their country should not find themselves without a home," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "The grants announced today will help these heroes find good jobs and take us one step closer to the goal of ending veteran homelessness altogether."

The grants announced today are second- and third-year awards to state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations – including faith-based and community organizations – that demonstrated satisfactory performance during the past year. All 90 grants are awarded through the HVRP program, with some of the grants specifically set aside to serve formerly incarcerated veterans, and homeless female veterans and veterans with families. The grant recipients are familiar with the areas and populations they are serving.

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program grants provide occupational, classroom and on-the-job training, as well as job search and placement assistance, including follow-up services. Grantees are expected to maximize available assistance and find good jobs for veterans by coordinating efforts and resources with the U.S. departments of Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development, and Health and Human Services, as well as other national, state and local agencies in accordance with the VA’s five-year plan to end homelessness for veterans and their families.

In June, Secretary Solis announced the award of 64 grants through the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program. Those grants – which are separate from the 90 receiving funds today – are first-year awards totaling more than $15 million and aimed at providing about 8,600 homeless veterans nationwide with job training.

More information on the Department of Labor’s unemployment and re-employment programs for veterans can be found athttp://www.dol.gov/vets.

Friday
Jul202012

Careers for Veterans: Veteran Retraining Assistance Program

Congress passed, and the President has signed into law, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Included in this new law is the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP). VRAP offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed Veterans.

The VRAP offers 12 months of training assistance to Veterans who:

  • Are at least 35 but no more than 60 years old
  • Are unemployed on the date of application
  • Received an other than dishonorable discharge
  • Are not be eligible for any other VA education benefit program (e.g.: the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Assistance)
  • Are not in receipt of VA compensation due to unemployability
  • Are not enrolled in a federal or state job training program

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