H.R.3376 - Jobs Now Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24] (Introduced 07/24/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/24/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3376 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/24/2017)
Jobs Now Act of 2017
This bill amends the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to direct the Department of Labor to carry out a two-year pilot program to award competitive grants to general local government units or community-based organizations to retain, employ, or train employees who provide a local government unit with a public service.
The bill prescribes required and authorized uses of grant fund and priorities for awarding and using grant funds, including:
- encouraging grantees to use funds to retain, employ, or train veterans, individuals with disabilities, individuals who receive unemployment benefits, or dislocated workers; and
- giving priority in awarding grants to local government units and their community-based organizations with high unemployment, foreclosure, and poverty rates.