H.R.5134 - Groundwork USA Trust Act of 2010111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Tsongas, Niki [D-MA-5] (Introduced 04/22/2010)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Natural Resources; Financial Services|
|Latest Action:||04/28/2010 Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands.|
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Summary: H.R.5134 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/22/2010)
Groundwork USA Trust Act of 2010 - Establishes the Groundwork USA Trust Program.
Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with the Groundwork USA national office, to award grants to eligible nonprofit organizations to: (1) provide training, research, and technical assistance to individuals and organizations to facilitate the inventory of brownfield sites, site assessments, remediation of brownfield sites, community involvement, or site preparation; (2) reclaim vacant and derelict lands for conservation, recreation, and economic development; (3) clean up and care for neglected areas; (4) return brownfields to economically productive use; (5) integrate environmental education, food security, health and fitness, resource management, and job training; (6) encourage businesses, local governments, nonprofits, and communities to work together for sustainable environmental care and enhancement; (7) support businesses, local governments, nonprofits, and communities in efforts to improve their local environment; (8) acquire real property and buildings to rehabilitate and improve upon for the local community and perform maintenance on such property and buildings; and (9) develop programs that encourage regional and national partnering with other environmental organizations.
Limits the maximum amount for a grant award under the program to $400,000 for any fiscal year.
Requires annual reporting by grant recipients.