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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 5206

 To amend the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to establish a 
   fund to provide support services for individuals participating in 
              certain training activities under such Act.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           November 20, 2019

   Mr. Smith of Washington introduced the following bill; which was 
            referred to the Committee on Education and Labor

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to establish a 
   fund to provide support services for individuals participating in 
              certain training activities under such Act.

    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 ``Empowering Individuals to Succeed 
Through Education and Workforce Training Act''.

SEC. 2. SUPPORTIVE SERVICES TRAINING FUND.

    Subtitle D of chapter 4 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity 
Act (29 U.S.C. 3206) is amended--
            (1) by redesignating section 172 as section 173; and
            (2) by adding after section 171 the following new section:

``SEC. 172. SUPPORTIVE SERVICES TRAINING FUND.

    ``(a) Establishment of a Supportive Services Training Fund.--From 
the amounts appropriated to carry out this section, the Secretary shall 
award competitive grants to local boards, a consortium of local boards, 
or a State board acting on behalf of or in partnership with a 
consortium of local boards to provide support services for individuals 
participating in training activities covered under section 134(c)(3) of 
title I and section 231 of title II of this Act.
    ``(b) Application.--To receive a grant under this subsection a 
local board shall submit to the Secretary an application describing how 
the local board (or State board) plans to partner with other 
organizations, including the State agency responsible for administering 
the State program for temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) 
funded under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act and the 
supplemental nutrition assistance program under the Food and Nutrition 
Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2012 et seq.), to provide specific support 
services, and in such manner, at such time, and containing such 
information as the Secretary may require.
    ``(c) Use of Funds.--
            ``(1) Participant eligibility.--Individuals participating 
        in training services covered under section 134(c)(3) of title I 
        or section 231 of title II of this Act are eligible to receive 
        support services provided under this section.
            ``(2) Qualified support services.--Support services to be 
        provided under this section are those described in section 
        3(59) of the this Act, or other support services not covered 
        under such section that a grantee identifies as important for 
        an individual to successfully complete training services 
        covered under this section.
    ``(d) Amount.--The amount of an individual grant awarded under this 
section shall not exceed more than $2,000,000 per year.
    ``(e) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section such sums as may be 
necessary.''.
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