The VA Accelerator is the only program of its kind designed to help Disabled Veterans launch their own company or expand their existing business. It was designed for Disabled Veterans who are in the Chapter 31 program. The VA Accelerator was founded as an innovation request by the VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E) Services to develop a consistent national approach to self-employment training as outlined in the VR&E M28R. It is managed by a non-profit and maintains a VA-assigned facility code. The VA Accelerator curricula speeds up the path to success for veterans interested in joining the workforce or starting a business. The program provides the knowledge and guidance needed to succeed.
To be eligible to receive an evaluation for vocational rehabilitation services, a Veteran must:
- Have received, or eventually receive, an honorable or other than dishonorable discharge
- Have a VA service-connected disability rating of 10% or more
- Apply for VR&E benefits
Follow this link to learn more about the program.