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Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) for Educational Institutions

The Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) has closed.

This program has stopped accepting new enrollments as of December 11, 2022.  If you're already enrolled in VRRAP, you'll continue to get your payments.

What is VRRAP?       

The Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP), was enacted on March 11, 2021, and was effective, immediately. VRRAP was part of the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package, with aid targeted to assist individuals and businesses recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible Veterans participating in VRRAP receive up to 12 months of tuition and fees and a monthly housing allowance based on Post-9/11 GI Bill rates. Covered education programs must provide training for high-demand occupations, which is determined by the Commissioner of Labor Statistics. GI Bill approved programs of education, excluding bachelor’s and graduate degrees, and VET TEC approved training are eligible.

VRRAP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

See a list of frequently asked questions about VRRAP.

VRRAP Participation Agreement

Educational institutions must complete and submit a voluntary Participation Agreement to VA for review and approval.

How does it work?

VA will enter into participation agreements with organizations (referred to as “Educational Institutions”) that provide training and job placement outcomes. VA will incentivize these partners with a “pay-for-performance” model that pays these institutions incrementally based on the progress and success of their students.

For a program of education to qualify for VRRAP, it must meet the following criteria:

      • Be approved for GI Bill or VET TEC
      • Not lead to a bachelors or graduate degree
      • Provide training for a high-demand occupation

The payment model for VRRAP tuition and fees (paid directly to the participant’s educational institutions) is milestone based:

      • 50% when the Veteran begins the program
      • 25% when the Veteran completes the program
      • 25% when the Veteran finds employment in the field of study
VRRAP EI Training

Registration Process and Enrollment Certifications (June 2021) training for Educational Institution.

Employment Certification Form 

VA Form 22-10201 (June 2021) - Form to be used when VRRAP particpants have found employment.

Approved VRRAP Schools