S.1630 - Calling for 2-1-1 Act of 2003108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Clinton, Hillary Rodham [D-NY] (Introduced 09/17/2003)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||09/17/2003 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.|
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Summary: S.1630 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (09/17/2003)
Calling for 2-1-1 Act of 2003 - Directs the Secretary of Commerce to award a grant to each State to carry out a program for making available throughout that State the 2-1-1 telephone service for information and referral on human services. Requires a participating State to ensure that at least 50 percent of the resources of the program funded by the grant will be derived from other sources. Requires a State seeking a grant to carry out its activities through a lead entity to be known as a 2-1-1 Collaborative.
Requires grant amounts to be used solely to make available to a State 2-1-1 telephone service for community information and referral on human services, including telephone connections between families and individuals seeking services and the service providers.
Requires grant recipients to: (1) abide by the Key Standards for 2-1-1 Centers; and (2) collaborate with human service organizations to provide an exhaustive database of services with which to provide information or referral to individuals utilizing the 2-1-1 service.