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115th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 6988

          To reauthorize the Museum and Library Services Act.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           September 28, 2018

   Mr. Grijalva (for himself, Mr. Hurd, Mr. McKinley, and Mr. Lance) 
 introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on 
                      Education and the Workforce

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                                 A BILL


 
          To reauthorize the Museum and Library Services Act.

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; REFERENCES.

    (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Museum and Library 
Services Act of 2018''.
    (b) References.--Except as otherwise expressly provided, whenever 
in this Act an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an 
amendment to, or repeal of, a section or other provision, the reference 
shall be considered to be made to a section or other provision of the 
Museum and Library Services Act (20 U.S.C. 9101 et seq.).

SEC. 2. GENERAL DEFINITIONS.

    Section 202 (20 U.S.C. 9101) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (2), by striking ``means the skills 
        associated with using technology to enable users to find, 
        evaluate, organize, create, and communicate information.'' and 
        inserting ``means the skills associated with--
                    ``(A) using technology to enable users to find, 
                evaluate, organize, create, and communicate 
                information; and
                    ``(B) developing digital citizenship and the 
                responsible use of technology.'';
            (2) in paragraph (5), by striking ``by the Secretary of the 
        Interior'';
            (3) by redesignating paragraphs (7) and (8) as paragraphs 
        (8) and (9), respectively; and
            (4) by inserting after paragraph (6) the following:
            ``(7) Institution of higher education.--The term 
        `institution of higher education' means an institution of 
        higher education as defined under section 101 of the Higher 
        Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001).''.

SEC. 3. DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE.

    Section 204 (20 U.S.C. 9103) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)(2), by inserting ``, except that if a 
        successor to the Director has not been appointed by the 
        President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, as 
        of the date of expiration of the Director's term, the Director 
        may serve for not more than 1 additional year until a successor 
        has been appointed and confirmed under paragraph (1)'' before 
        the period;
            (2) in subsection (f)--
                    (A) by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the 
                following:
            ``(1) programs and activities under the Elementary and 
        Secondary Education Act of 1965 (including programs and 
        activities under subparts 2 and 3 of part B of title II, and 
        parts A and B of title IV, of such Act);''; and
                    (B) by striking paragraph (4) and inserting the 
                following:
            ``(4) Federal programs and activities that increase the 
        capacity of libraries and museums to act as partners in 
        supporting economic and community development, providing 
        education and research, improving digital literacy skills, 
        strengthening financial literacy and other types of literacy 
        skills, and enhancing public safety and health awareness.''; 
        and
            (3) in subsection (g)--
                    (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by 
                striking ``Humanities, and the Director of the Office 
                of Management and Budget,'' and inserting ``Humanities, 
                the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, 
                the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of Veterans 
                Affairs, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of 
                Homeland Security, the Secretary of Agriculture, the 
                Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National 
                and Community Service, the Librarian of Congress, the 
                Archivist of the United States, and the Director of the 
                United States Government Publishing Office'';
                    (B) by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the 
                following:
            ``(1) initiatives, materials, technology, or research to 
        support education, workforce development, economic and business 
        development, and related activities and services undertaken by 
        libraries;''; and
                    (C) in paragraph (3), by striking ``or technology'' 
                and inserting ``technology, or research''.

SEC. 4. NATIONAL MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES BOARD.

    Section 207(b) (20 U.S.C. 9105a(b)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (2)(A)(i)(II), by inserting ``, including 
        rural communities'' after ``underserved communities'';
            (2) in paragraph (3), in the first sentence--
                    (A) by inserting ``, and the needs of,'' after 
                ``persons from''; and
                    (B) by inserting ``, including rural areas'' after 
                ``United States'';
            (3) in paragraph (4), by striking ``and the Deputy Director 
        of the Office of Museum Services'' and inserting ``the Deputy 
        Director of the Office of Museum Services, and the General 
        Counsel of the Institute'';
            (4) by redesignating subsections (f) through (i) as 
        subsections (g) through (j), respectively; and
            (5) by inserting after subsection (e) the following:
    ``(f) Secretary.--The General Counsel of the Institute shall serve 
as Secretary of the Museum and Library Services Board.''.

SEC. 5. POLICY RESEARCH, DATA COLLECTION, ANALYSIS AND MODELING, 
              EVALUATION, AND DISSEMINATION.

    Section 210 (20 U.S.C. 9108) is amended--
            (1) by striking the section heading and inserting the 
        following:

``SEC. 210. POLICY RESEARCH, DATA COLLECTION, ANALYSIS AND MODELING, 
              EVALUATION, AND DISSEMINATION.'';

            (2) by redesignating subsection (f) as subsection (g);
            (3) by striking subsections (a) through (e) and inserting 
        the following:
    ``(a) In General.--The Director shall regularly support and 
conduct, as appropriate, policy research, data collection, analysis and 
modeling, evaluation, and dissemination of information to extend and 
improve the Nation's museum, library, and information services.
    ``(b) Objectives.--The objectives of the policy research, data 
collection, analysis and modeling, evaluation, and dissemination of 
information carried out under this section include the following:
            ``(1) To enhance and expand the capacity of museums, 
        libraries, and information services to anticipate, respond to, 
        and meet the evolving needs of communities and the public, 
        including by identifying trends and developments that may 
        impact the need for and delivery of services.
            ``(2) To provide information and data on the role, value, 
        and impact of museum, library, and information resources, 
        including the identification of trends and potential gaps in 
        the availability and use of museum and library services by 
        their communities and the public.
            ``(3) To measure the effectiveness of museums, libraries, 
        and information services throughout the United States, 
        including the impact of Federal programs authorized under this 
        Act.
            ``(4) To identify indicators and outcomes that can be used 
        to create enhancements to the efficiency and efficacy of 
        museum, library, and information services.
            ``(5) To promote advancement and growth in museum, library, 
        and information services through sharing of best practices and 
        effective strategies in order to better serve the people of the 
        United States.
            ``(6) To facilitate planning for, and building of, 
        institutional capacity in order to improve--
                    ``(A) museum, library, and information services at 
                the national, State, local, and regional levels; and
                    ``(B) international communications and cooperative 
                networks.
            ``(7) To support and enhance collaborative professional 
        networks and consortia that use shared, meaningful, and 
        actionable data analysis and modeling to advance museum, 
        library, and information services and address community needs.
    ``(c) Authority To Contract and Enter Into Other Arrangements.--The 
Director is authorized to enter into grants, contracts, cooperative 
agreements, and other arrangements with Federal agencies, public and 
private organizations, and other entities with expertise the Director 
determines appropriate, to further the objectives described in 
subsection (b) and to carry out the responsibilities under subsection 
(f).
    ``(d) Consultation and Public Engagement.--In carrying out 
subsection (a) and in furtherance of the objectives described in 
subsection (b), the Director--
            ``(1) shall conduct ongoing collaboration (as determined 
        appropriate by the Director) and consult with--
                    ``(A) State library administrative agencies; and
                    ``(B) National, State, tribal, and regional museum 
                and library organizations; and
            ``(2) may also collaborate or consult with--
                    ``(A) cooperative networks of geographic- or 
                discipline-based museums and libraries; and
                    ``(B) other applicable agencies, organizations 
                (including international organizations), entities 
                (including entities with expertise in the fields of 
                data collection, analysis and modeling, and 
                evaluation), and community stakeholders.
    ``(e) Assistance to Museums and Libraries.--The Director shall 
provide technical support and assistance (and other resources, to the 
extent practicable) to ensure consistency in data reporting and help 
the museum and library fields with meeting the objectives of this 
section.
    ``(f) Dissemination.--
            ``(1) In general.--Each year, the Director shall widely 
        disseminate, as appropriate to further the objectives described 
        in subsection (b)--
                    ``(A) the results, data, reports, findings, 
                studies, surveys, and other information obtained under 
                this section;
                    ``(B) the means and approaches by which the 
                objectives described in subsection (b) were 
                accomplished; and
                    ``(C) information regarding the manner and extent 
                to which collaboration and consultation were conducted, 
                as required by subsection (d).
            ``(2) Formats to be used.--The information described in 
        paragraph (1) shall be shared in formats that facilitate access 
        and ease of use and are searchable.''; and
            (4) in subsection (g)(1), as redesignated by paragraph 
        (2)--
                    (A) by striking ``2011'' and inserting ``2018''; 
                and
                    (B) by striking ``2012 through 2016'' and inserting 
                ``2019 through 2023''.

SEC. 6. ADMINISTRATIVE FUNDS.

    Section 210C (20 U.S.C. 9111) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``a total of 7 percent of the funds'' and 
        inserting ``$17,000,000 of the total funds''; and
            (2) by striking ``sections 210(f)'' and inserting 
        ``sections 210(g)''.

SEC. 7. PURPOSE RELATING TO LIBRARY SERVICES AND TECHNOLOGY.

    Section 212 (20 U.S.C. 9121) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``, education,'' after 
        ``library'';
            (2) by striking paragraph (5) and inserting the following:
            ``(5) to promote literacy, education, and lifelong 
        learning, including by building learning partnerships with 
        school libraries in our Nation's schools, including tribal 
        schools, and developing resources, capabilities, and programs 
        in support of State and local efforts to offer a well-rounded 
        educational experience to all students;'';
            (3) by redesignating paragraphs (6) through (9) as 
        paragraphs (8) through (11), respectively;
            (4) by inserting after paragraph (5) the following:
            ``(6) to enable libraries to develop services that meet the 
        needs of communities throughout the Nation, including people of 
        diverse geographic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, 
        individuals with disabilities, residents of rural and urban 
        areas, Native Americans, military families, veterans, and 
        caregivers;
            ``(7) to enable libraries to serve as anchor institutions 
        to support community revitalization through enhancing and 
        expanding the services and resources provided by libraries, 
        including those services and resources relating to workforce 
        development, economic and business development, critical 
        thinking skills, health information, digital literacy skills, 
        financial literacy and other types of literacy skills, and new 
        and emerging technology;'';
            (5) in paragraph (8), as redesignated by paragraph (3), by 
        inserting ``, including those from diverse and underrepresented 
        backgrounds,'' after ``professionals'';
            (6) in paragraph (10), as redesignated by paragraph (3), by 
        striking ``and'' after the semicolon;
            (7) in paragraph (11), as redesignated by paragraph (3), by 
        striking the period at the end and inserting ``; and''; and
            (8) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(12) to encourage, support, and disseminate model 
        programs of library and museum collaboration.''.

SEC. 8. DEFINITION OF LIBRARY.

    Section 213(1) (20 U.S.C. 9122(1)) is amended--
            (1) by redesignating subparagraphs (C) through (E) as 
        subparagraphs (D) through (F); and
            (2) by inserting after subparagraph (B) the following:
                    ``(C) a tribal library;''.

SEC. 9. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR LIBRARY SERVICES AND 
              TECHNOLOGY.

    Section 214(a) (20 U.S.C. 9123(a)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``fiscal year 2011 and 
        such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 2012 
        through 2016'' and inserting ``fiscal year 2018 and such sums 
        as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 2019 through 
        2023''; and
            (2) in paragraph (2), by striking ``fiscal year 2011 and 
        such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 2012 
        through 2016'' and inserting ``fiscal year 2018 and such sums 
        as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 2019 through 
        2023''.

SEC. 10. RESERVATIONS AND ALLOTMENTS.

    Section 221 (20 U.S.C. 9131) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)(1)(A), by striking ``1.75'' and 
        inserting ``2.25''; and
            (2) in subsection (b)(3), by striking subparagraph (C) and 
        inserting the following:
                    ``(C) Exception.--
                            ``(i) In general.--Notwithstanding 
                        subparagraph (A), if the sum appropriated under 
                        the authority of section 214 and not reserved 
                        under subsection (a) for any fiscal year 
                        exceeds the aggregate of the allotments for all 
                        States under this subsection for fiscal year 
                        2018--
                                    ``(I) the minimum allotment for 
                                each State otherwise receiving a 
                                minimum allotment of $680,000 under 
                                subparagraph (A) shall be increased to 
                                $1,000,000 for that fiscal year and 
                                each subsequent fiscal year; and
                                    ``(II) the minimum allotment for 
                                each State otherwise receiving a 
                                minimum allotment of $60,000 under 
                                subparagraph (A) shall be increased to 
                                $100,000 for that fiscal year and each 
                                subsequent fiscal year.
                            ``(ii) Insufficient funds to award 
                        alternative minimum.--If the sum appropriated 
                        under the authority of section 214 and not 
                        reserved under subsection (a) for any fiscal 
                        year exceeds the aggregate of the allotments 
                        for all States under this subsection for fiscal 
                        year 2018, yet is insufficient to fully satisfy 
                        the requirement of clause (i), such excess 
                        amount shall first be allotted among the States 
                        described in clause (i)(I) so as to increase 
                        equally the minimum allotment for each such 
                        State above $680,000. After the requirement of 
                        clause (i)(I) is fully satisfied for any fiscal 
                        year, any remainder of such excess amount shall 
                        be allotted among the States described in 
                        clause (i)(II) so as to increase equally the 
                        minimum allotment for each such State above 
                        $60,000.''.

SEC. 11. STATE PLANS.

    Section 224(b)(6) (20 U.S.C. 9134(b)(6)) is amended--
            (1) by striking subparagraph (A) and inserting the 
        following:
                    ``(A) programs and activities under the Elementary 
                and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (including programs 
                and activities under subparts 2 and 3 of part B of 
                title II, and parts A and B of title IV, of such 
                Act);'';
            (2) in subparagraph (C)--
                    (A) in clause (i), by striking ``and'' after the 
                semicolon; and
                    (B) by adding at the end the following:
                            ``(iii) the activities carried out by the 
                        State in support of adult education and 
                        literacy under title II of such Act; and''; and
            (3) in subparagraph (D)--
                    (A) by inserting ``, business,'' after 
                ``economic''; and
                    (B) by striking ``and health information'' and 
                inserting ``, health information, critical thinking 
                skills, digital literacy skills, financial literacy and 
                other types of literacy skills''.

SEC. 12. GRANTS TO STATES.

    Section 231(a) (20 U.S.C. 9141(a)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1)--
                    (A) by inserting ``(including new and emerging 
                technology)'' after ``formats''; and
                    (B) by striking ``workforce development, and 
                digital literacy skills'' and inserting ``workforce 
                development, economic and business development, health 
                information, critical thinking skills, digital literacy 
                skills, and financial literacy and other types of 
                literacy skills'';
            (2) in paragraph (3)(B), by inserting ``, including those 
        from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds,'' after 
        ``professionals''; and
            (3) in paragraph (4), by inserting ``, tribes,'' after 
        ``agencies''.

SEC. 13. STATE ADVISORY COUNCILS.

    Section 251 (20 U.S.C. 9151) is amended--
            (1) by inserting ``tribal,'' after ``public,''; and
            (2) by striking ``and libraries serving individuals with 
        disabilities'' and inserting ``and libraries serving people of 
        diverse geographic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, 
        individuals with disabilities, residents of rural and urban 
        areas, Native Americans, military families, veterans, and 
        caregivers.''.

SEC. 14. NATIONAL LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES.

    Section 262 (20 U.S.C. 9162) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1)--
                            (i) by striking ``of awarding grants or 
                        entering into contracts or cooperative 
                        agreements''; and
                            (ii) by striking ``museums'' and all that 
                        follows through ``activities that may include--
                        '' and inserting ``museums, including by 
                        carrying out activities such as--'';
                    (B) in paragraph (2)(A), by inserting ``and 
                emerging'' after ``new'';
                    (C) by redesignating paragraph (4) as paragraph 
                (5); and
                    (D) by striking paragraph (3) and inserting the 
                following:
            ``(3) conserving, preserving, and digitizing library 
        materials and resources, giving priority to projects 
        emphasizing coordination, optimizing conditions for storage and 
        future use, offering staff training, avoiding duplication, and 
        providing access by researchers beyond the institution or 
        library entity undertaking the project;
            ``(4) enhancing the ability of libraries to provide 
        services to affected communities in the event of an emergency 
        or disaster through--
                    ``(A) the development of national, regional, 
                statewide, or local emergency and disaster management 
                plans that--
                            ``(i) address communication and 
                        coordination of information and services for 
                        affected communities; and
                            ``(ii) ensure the preservation of knowledge 
                        and library collections; and
                    ``(B) the implementation of the emergency and 
                disaster management plans described in subparagraph 
                (A), or otherwise enabling libraries to provide 
                services consistent with this Act to affected 
                communities in the event of an emergency or disaster; 
                and'';
            (2) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the 
                following:
            ``(1) In general.--The Director may carry out the 
        activities described in subsection (a) by entering into 
        arrangements, including grants, contracts, cooperative 
        agreements, and other forms of assistance, with libraries, 
        library consortia and associations, institutions of higher 
        education, museums, and other entities that the Director 
        determines appropriate.''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``and cooperative 
                agreements'' and inserting ``cooperative agreements, 
                and other arrangements or forms of assistance''; and
            (3) in subsection (c)--
                    (A) by striking ``activities assisted under this 
                section'' and inserting the following: ``activities 
                assisted under this section--
            ``(1) are administered'';
                    (B) by striking ``experts.'' and inserting 
                ``experts;''; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(2) reflect and serve a range of library types and 
        geographically diverse areas;
            ``(3) include evaluation, analysis, and dissemination 
        components; and
            ``(4) to the extent practicable, actively involve, have 
        direct impact on, or provide future application in, 
        libraries.''.

SEC. 15. LAURA BUSH 21ST CENTURY LIBRARIAN PROGRAM.

    Section 264 (20 U.S.C. 9165) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1)--
                            (i) by inserting ``from diverse and 
                        underrepresented backgrounds'' after 
                        ``librarians''; and
                            (ii) by striking ``middle'' through 
                        ``postsecondary'' and inserting ``at the middle 
                        school, high school, and postsecondary 
                        levels'';
                    (B) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``from diverse 
                and underrepresented backgrounds'' after ``library 
                leaders''; and
                    (C) by striking paragraph (3) and inserting the 
                following:
            ``(3) enhancing the training and professional development 
        of librarians and the library workforce to enable librarians 
        and the library workforce to meet the needs of their 
        communities, including those needs relating to education, 
        lifelong learning, workforce development, economic and business 
        development, health information, critical thinking skills, 
        digital literacy skills, financial and other types of literacy 
        skills, and new and emerging technology.''; and
            (2) in subsection (b), by striking ``(as defined in section 
        101 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001))''.

SEC. 16. PURPOSE RELATING TO MUSEUM SERVICES.

    Section 272 (20 U.S.C. 9171) is amended--
            (1) by striking paragraph (1);
            (2) by redesignating paragraph (2) as paragraph (1);
            (3) by inserting after paragraph (1), as redesignated by 
        paragraph (2), the following:
            ``(2) to encourage and support museums in carrying out 
        their public service role of connecting the whole of society to 
        the cultural, artistic, historical, natural, and scientific 
        understandings that constitute our diverse heritage;'';
            (4) in paragraph (4), by inserting ``diverse'' before 
        ``cultural'';
            (5) in paragraph (5), by striking ``as a result of their 
        increasing use by the public'' and inserting ``as they serve 
        their communities in new and different ways'';
            (6) in paragraph (8), by striking ``and'' after the 
        semicolon;
            (7) in paragraph (9)--
                    (A) by striking ``State level'' and inserting 
                ``State and regional levels''; and
                    (B) by striking the period at the end and inserting 
                ``; and''; and
            (8) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(10) to assist museums in their civic engagement efforts 
        to ensure that every person in the United States has access to 
        high-quality museum services.''.

SEC. 17. MUSEUM SERVICES DEFINITIONS.

    Section 273(1) (20 U.S.C. 9172(1)) is amended--
            (1) by inserting ``, tribal,'' after ``public''; and
            (2) by inserting ``, cultural heritage,'' after 
        ``educational''.

SEC. 18. MUSEUM SERVICES ACTIVITIES.

    (a) In General.--Section 274(a) (20 U.S.C. 9173(a)) is amended--
            (1) by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the following:
            ``(2) supporting museums in building learning partnerships 
        with the Nation's schools, including tribal schools, and 
        developing museum resources, capabilities, and programs in 
        support of State and local efforts to offer a well-rounded 
        educational experience to all students;'';
            (2) in paragraph (3)--
                    (A) in subparagraph (C), by striking ``and'' after 
                the semicolon;
                    (B) by redesignating subparagraph (D) as 
                subparagraph (E); and
                    (C) by inserting after subparagraph (C) the 
                following:
                    ``(D) curate, stabilize, and organize object-
                related information; and'';
            (3) by striking paragraph (7);
            (4) by redesignating paragraphs (5) and (6) as paragraphs 
        (6) and (7), respectively;
            (5) by inserting after paragraph (4) the following:
            ``(5) creating shared technology tools and data resources, 
        and developing museum staff training plans to improve and 
        maximize museum services through organizations such as museum 
        associations, professional networks, community-based 
        organizations, and foundations, and through other collaborative 
        mechanisms;'';
            (6) in paragraph (6), as redesignated by paragraph (4)--
                    (A) by redesignating subparagraphs (C) through (E) 
                as subparagraphs (D) through (F), respectively;
                    (B) by inserting after subparagraph (B) the 
                following:
                    ``(C) institutions of higher education;'';
                    (C) in subparagraph (D), as redesignated by 
                subparagraph (A), by inserting ``tribal,'' after 
                ``regional,'';
                    (D) in subparagraph (E), as redesignated by 
                subparagraph (A), by striking ``and'' after the 
                semicolon;
                    (E) in subparagraph (F), as redesignated by 
                subparagraph (A), by inserting ``and'' after the 
                semicolon; and
                    (F) by adding at the end the following:
                    ``(G) other relevant research and policy 
                organizations;'';
            (7) by amending paragraph (7), as redesignated by paragraph 
        (4), to read as follows:
            ``(7) encouraging the use of new and emerging technologies 
        and media, including new ways to disseminate information, 
        engage varied audiences in experiential learning, and support 
        teachers and students to enhance access to and engagement with 
        museum collections, programs, and services;'';
            (8) by amending paragraph (8) to read as follows:
            ``(8) supporting museums in developing, carrying out, and 
        providing programs and services that meet the needs of 
        communities throughout the Nation, including people of diverse 
        geographic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, 
        individuals with disabilities, residents of rural and urban 
        areas, Native Americans, military families, veterans, and 
        caregivers, and for State institutions;'';
            (9) in paragraph (10), by striking ``and'' after the 
        semicolon;
            (10) in paragraph (11), by striking the period at the end 
        and inserting a semicolon; and
            (11) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(12) enabling museums to serve as anchor institutions to 
        support community revitalization and the creation of 
        opportunities for advancement; and
            ``(13) developing public and private partnerships with 
        other agencies and community-based organizations to expand and 
        enhance museum services.''.
    (b) Services for Native Americans.--Section 274(d) (20 U.S.C. 
9173(d)) is amended by striking ``1.75 percent'' and inserting ``2.25 
percent''.
    (c) Technical Corrections and Conforming Amendments.--Section 274 
(20 U.S.C. 9173), as amended by subsections (a) and (b), is further 
amended--
            (1) in subsection (c)--
                    (A) in paragraph (2), by inserting a period after 
                ``United States''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (3)--
                            (i) in subparagraph (A), by striking 
                        ``technical'' and all that follows through the 
                        period and inserting ``technical assistance.''; 
                        and
                            (ii) in subparagraph (B), by striking 
                        ``subparagraph (A)'' and all that follows 
                        through ``awards'' and inserting ``subparagraph 
                        (A). Subsequent awards''; and
            (2) in subsection (d), by striking ``section 275'' and 
        inserting ``section 276''.

SEC. 19. 21ST CENTURY MUSEUM PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM.

    Subtitle C (20 U.S.C. 9171 et seq.) is amended--
            (1) by redesignating section 275 as section 276; and
            (2) by inserting after section 274 the following:

``SEC. 275. 21ST CENTURY MUSEUM PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM.

    ``(a) Purpose.--It is the purpose of this section to develop and 
enhance the diverse workforce of museum professionals in order to best 
anticipate and serve the needs of their local communities and the 
public by--
            ``(1) recruiting and educating future museum professionals 
        from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds, including 
        through encouraging middle or high school students and 
        postsecondary students to pursue careers and build skills in 
        museum services;
            ``(2) developing museum leaders from diverse and 
        underrepresented backgrounds, including by increasing the 
        capacity of institutions that offer early career and mid-career 
        professional development, specialized training, and leadership 
        programs that directly relate to museum studies and management; 
        and
            ``(3) supporting the professional development of current 
        museum professionals and the museum workforce to enable them to 
        meet identified needs of their communities.
    ``(b) Activities.--From the amounts provided under section 276, the 
Director may enter into arrangements, including grants, contracts, 
cooperative agreements, and other forms of assistance, with museums, 
museum consortia and associations, institutions of higher education, 
and other entities that the Director determines appropriate, for 
projects that further the purpose of this section, such as projects 
that--
            ``(1) increase the number of students from diverse and 
        underrepresented backgrounds enrolled in graduate and 
        undergraduate museum-related programs as well as other relevant 
        programs offered through other education-focused entities, such 
        as State and local governments, associations, and nonprofit 
        organizations, in order to effectively prepare the students 
        for, and retain the students in, careers in museum services;
            ``(2) recruit future museum professionals from diverse and 
        underrepresented backgrounds, including efforts to attract 
        promising middle school, high school, or postsecondary students 
        to consider careers in museum services such as through offering 
        paid internships, mentoring, and fellowship opportunities;
            ``(3) develop new or enhance current professional 
        development and retention programs for museum professionals and 
        the museum workforce, including through mid-career skill-
        building, mentoring, and fellowships, and by supporting the 
        development of local and regional networks for those who may 
        not have easy access to such opportunities; and
            ``(4) support and conduct research, needs assessments, 
        pilot programs, and evaluation of education and professional 
        development programs to explore successful approaches that can 
        successfully recruit, prepare, educate, and retain the next 
        generation of museum professionals.
    ``(c) Evaluation.--The Director shall establish procedures for 
reviewing and evaluating arrangements supported under this section.''.

SEC. 20. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR MUSEUM SERVICES.

    Section 276 (20 U.S.C. 9176), as redesignated by section 17(1), is 
amended--
            (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``fiscal year 2011 and 
        such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 2012 
        through 2016'' and inserting ``fiscal year 2018 and such sums 
        as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 2019 through 
        2023''; and
            (2) in subsection (c) by striking ``fiscal year 2011'' and 
        inserting ``fiscal year 2018''.
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