H.R.3496 - Public Library Innovation Space Act115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] (Introduced 07/27/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/27/2017 Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3496 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/27/2017)
Public Library Innovation Space Act
This bill requires the National Museum and Library Services Board to carry out a program for making competitive grants to eligible partnerships (composed of a public library and an economic development corporation, a local government, a state government, an elementary or secondary school, a museum, an institution of higher education, a nonprofit organization, a corporation, and/or other entities identified by the Board) to establish makerspaces at public libraries.
A makerspace is a facility (which may be at a fixed location or a mobile unit) that is open to the public and provides individuals with access to: (1) tools, technology, and educational resources designed to enable such individuals to create physical goods, including prototypes; and (2) educational opportunities, including vocational training and assistance with early-stage business ventures.
A partnership must contribute, for the activities for which the grant was awarded, nonfederal matching funds equal to the grant amount.
Each eligible partnership that receives a grant may not use its grant funds, or the matching funds contributed by it, for construction activities at a public library that would provide extra square footage to house a makerspace.