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Due to legislation in the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act of 2019, eligible Alaska Native Vietnam-Era Veterans or heirs of deceased Alaska Native Vietnam-Era Veterans can select 2.5 acres - 160 acres of Federal land in Alaska. The Department of the Interior’s (DOI), Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will manage the implementation of the Alaska Native Vietnam-Era Veterans Allotment Land Grant as well as determine the eligibility criteria for the program.
On March 11, 2021, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched VRRAP for Veterans who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Veterans participating in VRRAP can receive education and training for high-demand occupations, which is determined by the Commissioner of Labor Statistics. Veterans will receive up to 12 months of tuition and fees and a monthly housing allowance based on Post-9/11 GI Bill rates. To learn more about VRRAP and how to apply for the program, Veterans can visit www.va.gov. Veterans can also contact the Education Call Center at 888-442-4551 between 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST, Monday-Friday to speak with a VA education representative.
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Are you an Alaska Native Vietnam-era Veteran?
You may be entitled to a Native allotment selection, if you are an Alaska Native Vietnam Veteran who served between 1964 and 1971, AND have not received a Native allotment, OR are an heir to someone who meets the above criteria. For more information, visit the Bureau of Land Management web site or read their flyer.