S.1021 - Wounded Warrior Workforce Enhancement Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] (Introduced 04/21/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 04/21/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2302-2303) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1021 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/21/2015)
Wounded Warrior Workforce Enhancement Act
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to award grants to eligible institutions to: (1) establish a master's degree program in orthotics and prosthetics, or (2) expand upon an existing master's degree program in such area. Requires a grant priority for institutions in partnership with a medical center administered by the VA or a facility administered by the Department of Defense. Provides grant amounts of at least $1 million and up to $1.5 million. Defines as eligible institutions those either accredited by the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education or demonstrating an ability to meet such accreditation requirements if receiving a grant.
Requires the Secretary to award a grant to an institution with orthotic and prosthetic research and education experience to: (1) establish the Center of Excellence in Orthotic and Prosthetic Education; and (2) improve orthotic and prosthetic outcomes for veterans, members of the Armed Forces, and civilians by conducting orthotic and prosthetic-based research.