Summary: S.414 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (07/09/2002)

NTIA Digital Network Technology Program Act - Amends the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Organization Act to direct the Secretary of Commerce to establish within NTIA's Technology Opportunities Program a digital network technologies program to award grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements (assistance) to eligible institutions to provide educational instruction in digital network technologies. Makes the following institutions eligible for such assistance: (1) a historically Black college or university; (2) a Hispanic-, Alaska Native-, or Native Hawaiian-serving institution; (3) a tribally controlled college or university; or (4) an institution determined to have enrolled a substantial number of minority, low-income students who received assistance under the Higher Education Act of 1965. Provides a matching funds requirement.

Prohibits an institution that receives assistance exceeding $2.5 million from receiving further assistance until every other eligible institution has received assistance under this Act.

Requires: (1) annual reports from recipients to the Secretary on the use of such assistance; and (2) a report from the Secretary to Congress evaluating the program.

Authorizes appropriations.