[Congressional Bills 117th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
[S. 4089 Enrolled Bill (ENR)]


                    One Hundred Seventeenth Congress

                                 of the

                        United States of America

                          AT THE SECOND SESSION

           Begun and held at the City of Washington on Monday,
          the third day of January, two thousand and twenty two

                                 An Act

 To restore entitlement to educational assistance under Veterans Rapid 
 Retraining Program in cases of a closure of an educational institution 
   or a disapproval of a program of education, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
    This Act may be cited as the ``Veterans Rapid Retraining Assistance 
Program Restoration and Recovery Act of 2022''.
    (a) In General.--Section 8006 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 
2021 (Public Law 117-2), as amended by the Training in High-demand 
Roles to Improve Veteran Employment Act (Public Law 117-16), is further 
        (1) by redesignating subsection (n) as subsection (o); and
        (2) by inserting after subsection (m), the following new 
    subsection (n):
    ``(n) Effects of Closure of an Educational Institution or 
Disapproval of a Program of Education.--
        ``(1) In general.--Any payment of retraining assistance under 
    subsection (d)(1) shall not be charged against any entitlement to 
    retraining assistance described in subsection (a) if the Secretary 
    determines that an individual was unable to complete a course or 
    program of education as a result of --
            ``(A) the closure of an educational institution; or
            ``(B) the disapproval of a program of education by the 
        State approving agency or the Secretary when acting in the role 
        of the State approving agency.
        ``(2) Period not charged.--The period for which, by reason of 
    this subsection, retraining assistance is not charged shall be 
    equal to the full amount of retraining assistance provided for 
    enrollment in the program of education.
        ``(3) Halt of payments to certain educational institutions.--In 
    the event of a closure or disapproval, as described in paragraph 
    (1), the educational institution shall not receive any further 
    payments under subsection (d).
        ``(4) Recovery of funds.--In the event of a closure or 
    disapproval, as described in paragraph (1), any payment already 
    made under subsection (d) to the educational institution shall be 
    considered an overpayment and constitute a liability of such 
    institution to the United States.''.
    (b) Conforming Amendment.--In subsection (b)(3) of such section, 
strike the period and insert ``, except for an individual described in 
subsection (n).''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall 
apply as if included in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Public 
Law 117-2).

                               Speaker of the House of Representatives.

                            Vice President of the United States and    
                                               President of the Senate.