Summary: H.R.3397 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3397. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (07/29/2009)

Northern Mariana Islands College Access Act of 2009 - Directs the Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands to use federal funds authorized by this Act to award grants to public four-year institutions of higher education (IHEs) located in the states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or Guam to cover the difference between the in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees for students who have: (1) been domiciled in the Northern Mariana Islands for at least the 12 months preceding their enrollment in the IHE; and (2) received on or after January 1, 2008, a secondary school diploma or its equivalent while domiciled there.

Requires the Comptroller General to monitor the progam's effectiveness in expanding educational opportunities for such students.

Directs the Secretary of Education to provide financial assistance to Northern Marianas College so it can award a subgrant to an IHE to plan and implement a vocational training program at the College that awards certificates of completion in areas that include: (1) food preparation, services, and the culinary arts; (2) hospitality management; (3) carpentry; (4) electrical skills; (5) plumbing; and (6) other construction skills.