Text: H.R.3616 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/28/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3616


To amend the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to provide grants to States for summer employment programs for youth.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 28, 2017

Mr. Richmond introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

To amend the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to provide grants to States for summer employment programs for youth.

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

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Youth Summer Jobs and Public Service Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Grants to States for summer employment for youth.

Section 129 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (29 U.S.C. 3164) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(d) Grants to States for summer employment for youth.—

“(1) IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, from the amount appropriated under paragraph (2), the Secretary shall award grants to States to provide assistance to local areas that have high concentrations of eligible youth to enable such local areas to carry out programs described in subsection (c)(1) that provide summer employment opportunities for eligible youth, which are directly linked to academic and occupational learning, as described in subsection (c)(2)(C). In awarding grants under this subsection, a State shall—

“(A) partner with private businesses to the extent feasible to provide employment opportunities at such businesses; and

“(B) prioritize jobs and work opportunities that directly serve the community.

“(2) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—There is authorized to be appropriated $100,000,000 to carry out this subsection for each of fiscal years 2018 through 2022.”.