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Introduced in House (03/23/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1706


To authorize the Secretary of Education to provide grants for education programs on the history of the treatment of Italian Americans during World War II.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 23, 2017

Ms. Lofgren (for herself and Mr. Pascrell) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

To authorize the Secretary of Education to provide grants for education programs on the history of the treatment of Italian Americans during World War II.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Grants for education programs on the history of the treatment of Italian Americans during World War II.

(a) Authorization of grants.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary of Education may provide grants for education programs on the history of the treatment of Italian Americans during World War II.

(2) MAXIMUM GRANT AMOUNT.—A grant awarded under this section may not exceed $50,000.

(b) Use of Funds.—An eligible entity that receives a grant under this section shall use the grant funds to develop and implement public awareness education programs on the history of the treatment of Italian Americans during World War II.

(c) Application.—To be selected to receive a grant under this section, an eligible entity shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Secretary may require.

(d) Priority.—In awarding grants under subsection (a), the Secretary shall give priority to Italian American historical and cultural organizations.

(e) Eligible entity defined.—In this section, the term “eligible entity” means—

(1) Italian American historical and cultural organizations; and

(2) such other entities as the Secretary determines appropriate.

(f) Authorization of appropriations.—For grants under this section, there is authorized to be appropriated $3,000,000 for fiscal year 2017.