H.R.5243 - Closing the Homework Gap Through Mobile Hotspots Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] (Introduced 11/21/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||House - 11/22/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. (All Actions)|
This bill has the status Introduced
Here are the steps for Status of Legislation:
- Passed House
- Passed Senate
- To President
- Became Law
Summary: H.R.5243 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/21/2019)
Closing the Homework Gap Through Mobile Hotspots Act
This bill requires the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to establish the Mobile Hotspot Grant Program.
Under the program, the NTIA may provide grants to eligible institutions (e.g., elementary and secondary schools, universities, Indian Tribes, or libraries) to facilitate a mobile hotspot program that provides students with a portable hotspot device for connecting to the internet. The NTIA shall prioritize institutions that will provide hotspots to the highest number of low-income students and, to the extent practicable, shall disburse at least 5% of grant funds to Indian Tribes and 5% to U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.