H.R.5695 - Foster Care Mentoring Act of 2002107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Millender-McDonald, Juanita [D-CA-37] (Introduced 10/17/2002)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||House - 10/17/2002 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5695 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)
Foster Care Mentoring Act of 2002 - Amends title IV part B (Child-Welfare Services) of the Social Security Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to States to support the establishment or expansion and operation of programs using networks of public and private community entities to provide mentoring for children in foster care.
Introduced in House (10/17/2002)
Prescribes program implementation guidelines, including: (1) application requirements; (2) screening; (3) training; (4) educational requirements; (5) Federal and non-Federal share of funds for the Program; (6) considerations in awarding grants; and (7) use of funds.
Sets forth a maximum grant amount to be awarded to a State.
Authorizes the Secretary to award a competitive grant to an eligible entity to establish a National Hotline Service or Website to provide information to individuals interested in becoming mentors to youth in foster care.
Instructs the Secretary of Education to implement a program to provide for the discharge or cancellation of the Federal student loan indebtedness of an eligible mentor.