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Passed House without amendment (04/22/2009)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Best Buddies Empowerment for People with Intellectual Disabilities Act of 2009 - (Sec. 3) Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award grants to, or enter into agreements with, Best Buddies (a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people with intellectual disabilities mesh with mainstream society) to promote the expansion of its programs.

Prohibits the use of funds appropriated pursuant to this Act for the direct treatment of diseases, medical conditions, or mental health conditions.

(Sec. 4) Requires Best Buddies' application for a grant or agreement to include specific measurable goals and objectives to be achieved.

Requires Best Buddies to report annually to Congress on the degree to which it is making progress toward such goals and objectives.

(Sec. 5) Authorizes appropriations for such grants or agreements from FY2010-FY2014.