Harder Encourages Veterans to Apply for New Workforce Training Program

June 7, 2021
Press Release
Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program, funded through American Rescue Plan, is now open

WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) is encouraging Central Valley veterans to apply for a new program that offers education and training for high-demand jobs to veterans currently facing unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This program, the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program, was created and funded by the American Rescue Plan that Rep. Harder voted to pass into law earlier this year. The program has $386 million in federal funding and will help almost 20,000 veterans. The program offers veterans up to 12 months of tuition and fees for qualified education and training programs as well as a monthly housing allowance based on Post-9/11 GI Bill rates.


“We’ll never be able to fully repay our veterans for their service, but we need to do everything we can to support them,” said Rep. Harder. “This program presents a great opportunity for Valley veterans struggling to find work because of the pandemic. Our veterans can get a year of training and help with housing as they get up to speed in the latest and best paying fields our state has to offer. They put everything on the line to keep us safe, and it’s time we do what we can for them.”


To apply for the program, click here.

For more information on the program, click here.