Veterans Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP)

ICOHS College proudly supports our Military & Veteran community by working closely with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to bring you new training opportunities and funding sources.

ATTN: The ICOHS deadline for VRAAP has passed

We are currently no longer accepting applications for funding from this source. Please check back for future updates on VRAAP.

About VRRAP

Our Veteran community has experienced many employment challenges with some exhausting all of their benefits and still cannot find stable employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To help address this rising unemployment problem, the American Rescue Plan of 2021 included $17 billion for several veterans programs. 

One such program is the Veterans Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP). This program helps veterans that have been affected by COVID-19 and provides them with training in high-demand jobs to gain meaningful employment. We’re going to dissect and explain what the VRRAP program is, who is eligible, and what programs are covered so that you can start your career transition using VRRAP funding today!

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ICOHS | VRRAP approved educational institution

What is the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP)?

Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) envelopes GI Bill-approved education and training programs as well as Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC), such as non-college degrees, associate degrees, and certificate programs that lead to high-demand occupations. The Department of Labor determines which jobs are in high demand for VRRAP.

The Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) offers short-term education and training for a high-demand career path to veterans who are unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Keep reading to find out if you’re eligible and how to apply.

More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/

Who is eligible for VRRAP?

To be eligible to use the VRRAP education benefits, you must meet all of these requirements:

  • Age: Between 22 and 66 years of age
  • Unemployment due to COVID-19
  • Must not be receiving unemployment benefits (including CARES Act benefits)
  • Must not be enrolled in a federal or state jobs program
  • Must not be rated as totally disabled

What do VRRAP funds cover?

Eligible Veterans can receive VRRAP benefits such as:
  • Up to 12 months of tuition and fees for high-demand jobs and career paths
  • Monthly housing allowance based on Post-9/11 GI Bill® rates

What ICOHS College programs qualify for VRRAP?

ICOHS is one of the VRRAP-approved schools and educational institutions offering the following programs for veterans.

Technology Education and Training Programs

ICOHS College is happy to offer three technology training programs approved under Chapter 36, or the Department of Veteran Affairs Education and Career Counseling program. These certificate programs will prepare students for careers as network specialists, systems administrators, Cyber Security Specialists, and other high-demand occupations within the IT field.

How to Apply for VRRAP

Step 1

Apply at ICOHS College

Take the first step towards your new career and apply online.

It’s fast and easy!

Step 2

Get approved for the VRRAP Program

Verify your eligibility requirements and apply for VRRAP online. You should receive a decision from the VA within 30 days.

Step 3

Submit your Certificate of Eligiblity

If your application is approved, you’ll receive a Certificate of Eligibility, or award letter.

Submit a copy of your COE to your Admissions or Financial Aid advisor at ICOHS College.

Step 4

Complete your Enrollment

Schedule a meeting with our incredible Admissions team who will make finishing your enrollment a breeze.

Frequently Asked Questions

To be eligible for this program, you must meet all the requirements listed here. 

You must be:

  • At least 22 years old, but not older than 66, and
  • Unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and
  • Not rated as totally disabled because you can’t work, and
  • Not enrolled in a federal or state jobs program

Note: You can’t receive VRRAP benefits at the same time as you’re receiving unemployment benefits (including CARES Act benefits).

If I’m eligible for other education benefits or VR&E, can I get VRRAP benefits?

No. At the time you apply for VRRAP, you can’t be eligible for any of these other benefits:

Note: You can get VRRAP benefits if you were at one time eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill but you’ve transferred all of your benefits to family members.

No. At the time you apply for VRRAP, you can’t be eligible for any of these other benefits:

Note: You can get VRRAP benefits if you were at one time eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill but you’ve transferred all of your benefits to family members.

‘‘GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs(VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the officialU.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.”

VRRAP will be available until December 11, 2022. We’ll stop making payments on this date—or when we reach either the $386 million funding limit or the 17,250 participant limit.

Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) envelopes GI Bill-approved education and training programs as well as Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC), such as non-college degrees, associate degrees, and certificate programs that lead to high-demand occupations. The Department of Labor determines which jobs are in high demand for VRRAP.

To fill out your application, you will need your:

  • Social Security Number
  • Bank Account Direct Deposit Information

Funding for the VRRAP program is available right now, so if you meet the eligibility requirements, now is the time to take advantage of this program. Even though funding is still available for this program, this program was created to help as many veterans as possible, and the program is moving quickly.

Funds for the VRRAP program will end when any of these happen:

  • 21 months after the creation (December 11, 2022).
  • The maximum number of 17,250 participants is reached.
  • The $386 million budget is spent.

Yes, you can visit their Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) page to get started. Make sure you print a copy of the application before completing the process. Approval time can take anywhere between 4 to 6 weeks, according to the VA. Once approved, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility in the mail.

Contact our expert admissions team for more information.

Phone:  (858) 381-7205

Email:   Veterans@ICOHS.edu

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VRRAP Program for Veterans

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