H.R.6491 - E-BRIDGE Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6] (Introduced 04/14/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure; Financial Services|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/15/2020 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6491 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/14/2020)
Eliminating Barriers to Rural Internet Development Grant Eligibility Act or the E-BRIDGE Act
This bill authorizes the Department of Commerce to award economic development grants for public-private partnerships and certain consortiums to carry out specified broadband projects.
Such projects shall be to provide, extend, expand, or improve high-speed broadband service through (1) planning, technical assistance, or training; (2) land acquisition or development; or (3) acquisition, construction, or improvement of facilities.
Title to real or personal property acquired or improved with grant funds, or another acceptable possessory interest, must be vested in a public partner or eligible nonprofit organization or association for the useful life of the project. In addition, grant funds may be combined with amounts made available under any other federal program, and Commerce may provide credit toward the non-federal share of a broadband project's cost.