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Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP). Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP). Collaborative partnership between VA and DOL Authorized by VOW To Hire Heroes Act (11/21/11) Program runs from July 1, 2012-March 31, 2014 Serves up to 99,000 eligible veterans ages 35-60.

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veterans retraining assistance program vrap1
Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)
  • Collaborative partnership between VA and DOL
  • Authorized by VOW To Hire Heroes Act (11/21/11)
  • Program runs from July 1, 2012-March 31, 2014
  • Serves up to 99,000 eligible veterans ages 35-60
vrap continued
VRAP Continued

Provides participants VA educational benefits for up to one year of Vocational Training which must:

  • Be in a “high demand occupation” identified by DOL
  • Be in a community college, vocational or technical school, full time up to 12 months
  • Lead to an AA, Non-College Degree, or Certification
vrap eligibility
VRAP Eligibility
  • Be between the ages of 35 and 60
  • Be unemployed on the date of application
  • Not be enrolled in any Federal or state job training program during the previous 180 days
  • Be in receipt of an other than dishonorable discharge
  • Be ineligible for any other VA education program
  • Not be in receipt of VA compensation due to individual unemployability
vrap applications
VRAP Applications

Veterans can apply beginning May 15, 2012:

  • Training can begin July 1, 2012
  • Up to 45,000 can be enrolled from May 15-September 30, 2012
  • Up to 54,000 can be enrolled from October 1, 2012- October 1, 2013, with training concluding by March 31, 2014
  • Application will be available online at the VOW Act website: http://benefits.va.gov/vow
vrap and one stop centers
VRAP and One-Stop Centers

One-Stop Center Staff will:

  • Inform veterans about VRAP
  • Assist veterans to understand VRAP eligibility and application
  • Provide labor market information about the occupations approved for VRAP training

For those veterans who complete the training or terminate early:

  • Contact individuals within 30 days to provide assistance.
  • Assist veterans with their job search
vrap service flowchart
VRAP Service Flowchart

One- Stop Referral

Online VA/DOL Application

Completes or Terminates Training

VA sends DOL Participant Data

VA Referral

Other Referral

DOL transmits Data to Workforce System

Workforce System offers services w/in 30 days