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Retraining Grant

The Retraining Grant is a Grant sponsored by Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs.

Award Information:

Amount of Grant: Maximum: $3000
Requirements: Applicant must be a Wisconsin resident and a veteran with two years of active-duty service, 90 days of wartime service, or other active-duty service in conflicts or peacekeeping missions. Applicant must have been involuntarily laid off or discharged (not due to willful misconduct) within one year of application. Applicant must have been employed for at least six consecutive months with the same employer or in the same or similar occupations. At least one day of that employment must have been within that year. Applicant must be enrolled in a stuctured on-the-job training program or in a technical education program that will be completed within two years of application and can reasonably be expected to lead to gainful employment. Course work toward a college degree does not qualify. Spouses and dependent children of deceased Wisconsin veterans may also be eligible.

Sponsorship provided by:

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
P.O. Box 7843
Madison, WI 53707-7843
Phone Number: 608 266 1311 / 800 947 8387 WIS VETS

You can find out more by contacting:

Your County Veterans' Service Office

You should always investigate available information on the grant. A maximized likelihood of success comes from finding out the requirements from the start and making sure you meet them. Prior to starting, try to recognize the reason for involvement of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and their goals for the Retraining Grant. If you are qualified, verify that you have the possibility to receive the grant. Once you believe that you have a decent shot of actually being one of the winners of the Retraining Grant, then you should put forth the effort to apply.

A vital aspect of applying for the grant is properly completing the forms. Occasionally the process can be lengthy and boring, but it is absolutely critical that the forms are filled out correctly. It would be awful to be bumped as the result of something that could have been avoided.

Once the application is sent off, figure out the timeframe regarding when the Retraining Grant actually dispenses the resources in order to stay informed about if you can rely on the grant to help meet your financial needs and how it will assist with your future, as there may be restrictions on what expenses are covered by the Retraining Grant. Increasingly, it is tough to be able to cover the expenses associated with school, and being awarded the Retraining Grant to defray some of the costs can provide significant support. If you are not fortunate to receive the Retraining Grant, keep at it, there are other grants that you can hopefully get.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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