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116th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 7371

 To amend the Relief for Workers Affected by Coronavirus Act to extend 
   Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation and improve short-time 
     compensation programs and agreements, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             June 25, 2020

   Mr. Pocan (for himself, Mr. Connolly, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Garcia of 
     Illinois, Ms. Jayapal, Mr. Khanna, Mr. Levin of Michigan, Mr. 
Lowenthal, Mrs. Napolitano, Ms. Norton, Mr. Raskin, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. 
Thompson of Mississippi, and Ms. Tlaib) introduced the following bill; 
which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition 
  to the Committees on Financial Services, and Small Business, for a 
 period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for 
consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the 
                          committee concerned

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend the Relief for Workers Affected by Coronavirus Act to extend 
   Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation and improve short-time 
     compensation programs and agreements, and for other purposes.

    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 ``Rebuilding Main Street Act of 
2020''.

SEC. 2. EXTENSION OF FEDERAL PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION.

    (a) In General.--Section 2104(e)(2) of the Relief for Workers 
Affected by Coronavirus Act (contained in subtitle A of title II of 
division A of the CARES Act (Public Law 116-136)) is amended by 
striking ``July 31, 2020'' and inserting ``December 31, 2020''.
    (b) Application to Short-Time Compensation Programs and 
Agreements.--Section 2104(i)(2) of the Relief for Workers Affected by 
Coronavirus Act (contained in subtitle A of title II of division A of 
the CARES Act (Public Law 116-136)) is amended--
            (1) in subparagraph (C), by striking ``and'' at the end;
            (2) in subparagraph (D), by striking the period at the end 
        and inserting ``; and''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:
                    ``(E) short-time compensation under section 2108 or 
                2109.''.

SEC. 3. IMPROVEMENTS TO FINANCING OF SHORT-TIME COMPENSATION.

    (a) States With Programs in Law.--Section 2108 of the Relief for 
Workers Affected by Coronavirus Act (contained in subtitle A of title 
II of division A of the CARES Act (Public Law 116-136)) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``paragraph (3)'' 
                and inserting ``paragraphs (3), (4), and (5)''; and
                    (B) by striking paragraph (3) and inserting the 
                following:
            ``(3) Limitations on payments.--No payments shall be made 
        to a State under this section for short-time compensation paid 
        to an individual by the State during a benefit year in excess 
        of 26 times the amount of regular compensation (including 
        dependents' allowances) under the State law payable to such 
        individual for a week of total unemployment.
            ``(4) Seasonal, temporary, or intermittent employment.--
        Payments may be made to a State under this section for benefits 
        paid to an individual by the State under a short-time 
        compensation program if such individual is employed by the 
        participating employer on a seasonal, temporary, or 
        intermittent basis, and any reduction in such individual's 
        hours is due to circumstances related to the coronavirus 
        disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
            ``(5) Authority for states with programs in law to 
        temporarily adjust limits on workweek reduction and permitting 
        rehiring.--
                    ``(A) In general.--For purposes of making payments 
                under this section, in the case of a State whose State 
                law provides for the payment of short-time compensation 
                under a short-time compensation program that meets the 
                definition of such a program under section 3306(v) of 
                the Internal Revenue Code of 1986--
                            ``(i) paragraph (2) of such section 3306(v) 
                        shall be applied by inserting `or the employer 
                        rehires employees or brings back employees from 
                        furlough at reduced hours' after `layoffs';
                            ``(ii) paragraph (3) of such section 
                        3306(v) shall be applied by striking `60 
                        percent' and inserting `80 percent'; and
                            ``(iii) paragraph (7) of such section 
                        3306(v) shall be applied by inserting `, or who 
                        is rehired or brought back from furlough at 
                        reduced hours under the program,' after `under 
                        the program'.
                    ``(B) Limitation.--The modifications to such 
                section 3306(v) under clauses (i), (ii), and (iii) of 
                subparagraph (A) shall only apply during the period for 
                which this section is applicable.'';
            (2) by redesignating subsections (d), (e), and (f) as 
        subsections (e), (f), and (g), respectively; and
            (3) by inserting after subsection (c) the following:
    ``(d) Restriction on Charging of Federally Reimbursed Short-Time 
Compensation Benefits.--Beginning on the date of enactment of this 
subsection, a State receiving payments under this section may not 
increase experience rated State unemployment taxes, or require 
reimbursement for benefit costs, due to short-time compensation 
benefits paid on or before December 31, 2020.''.
    (b) Federal-State Agreements.--
            (1) Application of section 3306 of the internal revenue 
        code of 1986.--Section 2109(b)(1) of the Relief for Workers 
        Affected by Coronavirus Act (contained in subtitle A of title 
        II of division A of the CARES Act (Public Law 116-136)) is 
        amended by inserting before the period at the end ``except that 
        paragraphs (2), (3), and (7) of such section 3306(v) shall be 
        applied under an agreement under this section in the same 
        manner as such paragraphs are applied under section 2108 
        pursuant to clauses (i), (ii), and (iii) of paragraph (5)(A) of 
        such section''.
            (2) Expansion of financing for short-time compensation.--
                    (A) In general.--Section 2109 of the Relief for 
                Workers Affected by Coronavirus Act (contained in 
                subtitle A of title II of division A of the CARES Act 
                (Public Law 116-136)) is amended--
                            (i) in subsection (b), by striking 
                        paragraphs (2) and (3) and inserting the 
                        following:
            ``(2) Limitations on plans.--A short-time compensation plan 
        approved by a State shall not permit the payment of short-time 
        compensation to an individual by the State during a benefit 
        year in excess of 26 times the amount of regular compensation 
        (including dependents' allowances) under the State law payable 
        to such individual for a week of total unemployment.
            ``(3) Seasonal, temporary, or intermittent employment.--
        Payments may be made to a State under this section for benefits 
        paid to an individual by the State under a short-time 
        compensation plan if such individual is employed by the 
        participating employer on a seasonal, temporary, or 
        intermittent basis, and any reduction in such individual's 
        hours is due to circumstances related to the coronavirus 
        disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.''; and
                            (ii) in subsection (c)(1)(A), by striking 
                        ``one-half'' and inserting ``100 percent''.
                    (B) Effective date.--The amendments made by 
                subparagraph (A) shall take effect as if included in 
                the enactment of such section 2109.
            (3) Restriction on charging of federally reimbursed short-
        time compensation benefits.--Section 2109 of the Relief for 
        Workers Affected by Coronavirus Act (contained in subtitle A of 
        title II of division A of the CARES Act (Public Law 116-136)) 
        is amended--
                    (A) by redesignating subsection (f) as subsection 
                (g); and
                    (B) by inserting after subsection (e) the 
                following:
    ``(f) Restriction on Charging of Federally Reimbursed Short-Time 
Compensation Benefits.--Beginning on the date of enactment of this 
subsection, a State receiving payments under this section may not 
increase experience rated State unemployment taxes, or require 
reimbursement for benefit costs, due to short-time compensation 
benefits paid on or before December 31, 2020.''.
    (c) Federal Website and Common Application for Short-Time 
Compensation.--Title IX of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1101 et 
seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

``SEC. 912. SHORT-TIME COMPENSATION COMMON APPLICATION AND WEBSITE.

    ``(a) Federal Short-Time Compensation Common Application.--
            ``(1) In general.--Not later than 30 days after the 
        enactment of this section, the Secretary of Labor shall 
        establish and maintain an internet-based Federal short-time 
        compensation common application through which an employer may 
        apply to the short-time compensation program of any State 
        (including multiple States at the same time) that has adopted 
        such common application.
            ``(2) Use of model language.--The Secretary of Labor shall 
        establish the common application under paragraph (1) based on 
        the model language developed pursuant to section 2165 of the 
        Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012.
    ``(b) Federal Short-Time Compensation Website.--Not later than 30 
days after the enactment of this section, the Secretary of Labor shall 
establish and maintain a publicly available internet website--
            ``(1) through which an employer may obtain information 
        about any short-time compensation program available in the 
        State in which the employer operates, including a program under 
        sections 2108 through 2110 of the Relief for Workers Affected 
        by Coronavirus Act (contained in subtitle A of title II of 
        division A of the CARES Act); and
            ``(2) that provides information about and access to the 
        Federal short-time compensation common application, as 
        established in subsection (a).''.

SEC. 4. IMPROVEMENTS TO GRANTS FOR SHORT-TIME COMPENSATION PROGRAMS.

    (a) Existing Grants.--Section 2110 of the Relief for Workers 
Affected by Coronavirus Act (contained in subtitle A of title II of 
division A of the CARES Act (Public Law 116-136)) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``or enter into 
                an agreement under section 2109 to provide'' after 
                ``enact''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (3), by striking subparagraph (B) 
                and inserting the following:
                    ``(B) Clarification.--A State administering a 
                short-time compensation program that does not meet the 
                definition of a short-time compensation program as 
                defined in subsection (i)(2) shall not be eligible to 
                receive a grant under this section until such time as 
                the State provides for payments under a short-time 
                compensation program that meets such definition.'';
            (2) in subsection (b), by striking paragraph (1) and 
        inserting the following:
            ``(1) Amount.--
                    ``(A) Implementation and improvement.--Subject to 
                subparagraph (C), the maximum amount available for 
                making grants under subsections (a) (1) and (2) to a 
                State that administers a short-time compensation 
                program shall be equal to the amount obtained by 
                multiplying $150,000,000 (less the amount used by the 
                Secretary under subsection (e)) by the same ratio as 
                would apply under subsection (a)(2)(B) of section 903 
                of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1103) for 
                purposes of determining such State's share of any 
                excess amount (as described in subsection (a)(1) of 
                such section) that would have been subject to transfer 
                to State accounts, as of October 1, 2019, under the 
                provisions of subsection (a) of such section.'';
            (3) in subsection (c)--
                    (A) in paragraph (3), by inserting ``or agreement'' 
                after ``the State law''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (4)(B), by inserting ``(other than 
                pursuant to an agreement under section 2109)'' after 
                ``short-time compensation program'';
            (4) in subsection (g), by striking ``$100,000,000'' and 
        inserting ``$200,000,000''; and
            (5) in subsection (i)(2), by inserting before the period at 
        the end ``, except that paragraphs (2), (3), and (7) of such 
        section 3306(v) shall be applied under this section in the same 
        manner as such paragraphs are applied under section 2108 
        pursuant to clauses (i), (ii), and (iii) of paragraph (5)(A) of 
        such section''.
    (b) Additional Funding for States Who Streamline Program 
Guidelines.--Section 2110 of the Relief for Workers Affected by 
Coronavirus Act (contained in subtitle A of title II of division A of 
the CARES Act (Public Law 116-136)) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph 
                (4);
                    (B) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following:
            ``(3) For streamlining program guidelines.--The Secretary 
        shall award grants to States that are eligible and submit plans 
        for a grant under paragraph (1) for such States that streamline 
        the short-time compensation program guidelines of the State, 
        such as--
                    ``(A) allowing an employer to provide an 
                eligibility certification on behalf of the employees of 
                the employer on a weekly basis;
                    ``(B) allowing an employer to rehire an employee or 
                bring back an employee from furlough at reduced hours, 
                pursuant to the modifications described in section 
                2108(a)(5)(A) and section 2109(b)(1);
                    ``(C) relaxing any State limitation on short-time 
                compensation hour reduction to match the maximum 
                percentage permitted under section 3306(v)(3) of the 
                Internal Revenue Code of 1986, pursuant to the 
                modifications described in section 2108(a)(5)(A) and 
                section 2109(b)(1); or
                    ``(D) accepting employer applications submitted 
                using the federal short-time compensation common 
                application established under this Act.''; and
                    (C) in paragraph (4)(A), as redesignated by 
                subparagraph (A), by striking ``and (2)'' and inserting 
                ``, (2), and (3)'';
            (2) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1), as amended by subsection 
                (a)(2), by adding at the end the following:
                    ``(B) Streamlining program guidelines.--Subject to 
                subparagraph (C), the maximum amount available for 
                making grants under subsection (a)(3) to a State shall 
                be equal to the amount obtained by multiplying 
                $50,000,000 (less the amount used by the Secretary 
                under subsection (e)) by the same ratio as would apply 
                under subsection (a)(2)(B) of section 903 of the Social 
                Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1103) for purposes of 
                determining such State's share of any excess amount (as 
                described in subsection (a)(1) of such section) that 
                would have been subject to transfer to State accounts, 
                as of October 1, 2019, under the provisions of 
                subsection (a) of such section.
                    ``(C) Special rule for federal-state agreements.--
                In no case may the total of all grants made under this 
                section to a State administering a short-time 
                compensation program pursuant to an agreement under 
                section 2109 exceed $1,000,000.''; and
                    (B) by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the 
                following:
            ``(2) Amount available for different grants.--
                    ``(A) Grants for implementation or improved 
                administration or for promotion and enrollment.--Of the 
                maximum incentive payment determined under paragraph 
                (1)(A) with respect to a State--
                            ``(i) one-third shall be available for a 
                        grant under subsection (a)(1); and
                            ``(ii) two-thirds shall be available for a 
                        grant under subsection (a)(2).
                    ``(B) Grants for streamlining program guidelines.--
                Of the maximum incentive payment determined under 
                paragraph (1)(B) with respect to a State, 100 percent 
                shall be available for a grant under subsection 
                (a)(3).'';
            (3) in subsection (c)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``or (2)'' and 
                inserting ``, (2), or (3)'';
                    (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``or (2) (or 
                both)'' and inserting ``, (2), or (3) (or each 
                paragraph)''; and
                    (C) in paragraph (4), in the matter preceding 
                subparagraph (A), by striking ``or (2)'' and inserting 
                ``, (2), or (3)'';
            (4) in subsection (d), in the matter preceding paragraph 
        (1), by inserting ``, the streamlining of guidelines for such 
        programs,'' after ``administration of such programs''; and
            (5) in subsection (f), in the matter preceding paragraph 
        (1), by striking ``or (2)'' and inserting ``, (2), or (3)''.

SEC. 5. REBUILDING MAIN STREET GRANT PROGRAM.

    (a) In General.--Not later than 30 days after the date of enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary shall establish a program to provide grants 
to any eligible employer to help ensure that such employer remains in 
operation while its employees continue working reduced hours pursuant 
to a short-time compensation program.
    (b) Application.--Any eligible employer seeking to receive a grant 
under this section shall submit an application to the Secretary at such 
time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Secretary 
may require.
    (c) Amount of Grant.--
            (1) In general.--For each calendar quarter ending after the 
        date on which the application has been approved for an eligible 
        employer under subsection (b) and ending before January 1, 
        2022, the Secretary shall provide a grant to such employer in 
        an amount equal to the applicable percentage of the eligible 
        costs paid or incurred by such employer for the preceding 
        calendar quarter.
            (2) Applicable percentage.--
                    (A) In general.--For purposes of this subsection, 
                the applicable percentage for any calendar quarter 
                shall be the amount equal to--
                            (i) in the case of an eligible employer 
                        described in subclause (I) of subsection 
                        (f)(1)(A)(i), 50 percent, as reduced (but not 
                        below zero) by 2 percentage points for each 
                        percentage point by which the reduction in 
                        gross receipts of the eligible employer for 
                        such quarter is less than 50 percent; or
                            (ii) in the case of an eligible employer 
                        described in subclause (II) of such subsection, 
                        50 percent.
                    (B) Reduction in gross receipts.--
                            (i) In general.--With respect to any 
                        calendar quarter, the reduction in gross 
                        receipts for such quarter is the amount 
                        (expressed as a percentage) equal to the 
                        quotient of--
                                    (I) gross receipts of the eligible 
                                employer for such quarter; and
                                    (II) gross receipts of the eligible 
                                employer for the same calendar quarter 
                                during the preceding calendar year.
                            (ii) New employers.--In the case of an 
                        eligible employer which was not carrying on a 
                        trade or business (or, in the case of an 
                        organization exempt from taxation under section 
                        501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 
                        which was not carrying on activities related to 
                        the purpose or function constituting the basis 
                        of the organization's exemption under such 
                        section) during the same calendar quarter in 
                        the preceding calendar year, clause (i)(II) 
                        shall be applied by substituting ``the first 
                        calendar quarter of 2020'' for ``the same 
                        calendar quarter during the preceding calendar 
                        year''.
            (3) Exclusion for failure to comply with public health 
        orders.--A grant shall not be provided to an eligible employer 
        for any calendar quarter in which such employer has been 
        determined by a State or local government agency with 
        appropriate jurisdiction over such employer to have failed to 
        carry out its operations in compliance with any applicable 
        State or local public health order or requirement and has 
        provided notice to the Secretary of such failure to comply with 
        such order or requirement.
            (4) Limitation.--The cumulative amount of any grants which 
        may be provided to an eligible employer under this section for 
        all calendar quarters shall not exceed $300,000.
            (5) Information regarding eligible costs.--For purposes of 
        determining the amount of the grant to be provided for each 
        calendar quarter under this subsection, an eligible employer 
        shall provide the Secretary such information as is deemed 
        necessary by the Secretary.
    (d) No Reduction in Loan Forgiveness for Paycheck Protection 
Loans.--Section 1106(d) of the CARES Act (Public Law 116-136), as 
amended by section 3(b)(2) of the Paycheck Protection Program 
Flexibility Act of 2020 (Public Law 116-142), is amended by adding at 
the end the following new paragraph:
            ``(9) No reduction in forgiveness based on work sharing 
        plan.--The amount of forgiveness of a covered loan made to an 
        eligible recipient under this section shall not be reduced 
        based on a reduction relating to salary and wages under 
        paragraph (3) if the eligible recipient elected to provide 
        reduced work hours to full-time equivalent employees of the 
        eligible recipient pursuant to a short term compensation 
        program, as defined in section 3306(v) of the Internal Revenue 
        Code of 1986, including any short-time compensation plan 
        approved by a State pursuant to section 2109(b)(1).''.
    (e) No Reimbursement.--Any expense paid by an eligible employer 
with proceeds from a loan made under section 7(a)(36) of the Small 
Business (15 U.S.C. 636(a)(36)) shall not be eligible for reimbursement 
under the program established under this section.
    (f) Definitions.--For purposes of this section--
            (1) Eligible employer.--
                    (A) In general.--The term ``eligible employer'' 
                means any entity (including any organization exempt 
                from taxation under section 501(a) of the Internal 
                Revenue Code of 1986)--
                            (i)(I) for which the reduction in gross 
                        receipts (as determined under subsection 
                        (c)(2)(B)) for the most recent calendar quarter 
                        ending before the date on which such entity 
                        submitted an application under subsection (b) 
                        is not less than 25 percent; or
                            (II) which--
                                    (aa) had less than 20 employees 
                                during the period described in clause 
                                (i) of subparagraph (B);
                                    (bb) had less than $1,500,000 in 
                                annual gross receipts (as determined 
                                under clause (ii) of such 
                                subparagraph); and
                                    (cc) as part of their application 
                                under subsection (b), has made a good 
                                faith certification that the 
                                uncertainty of current economic 
                                conditions makes necessary the grant 
                                request to support the ongoing 
                                operations of such entity;
                            (ii) which has elected to provide reduced 
                        work hours to employees pursuant to a short-
                        time compensation program; and
                            (iii) which is not--
                                    (I) a hedge fund or a private 
                                equity fund, as defined in section 
                                13(h) of the Bank Holding Company Act 
                                of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1851(h));
                                    (II) a corporation the stock of 
                                which is publicly traded; or
                                    (III) a publicly traded partnership 
                                (as defined in section 7704(b) of the 
                                Internal Revenue Code of 1986).
                    (B) Rules for certain employers.--
                            (i) Employees.--The period described in 
                        this clause shall be, at the election of the 
                        entity--
                                    (I) the period beginning on 
                                February 15, 2019, and ending on June 
                                30, 2019; or
                                    (II) the period beginning on 
                                January 1, 2020, and ending on February 
                                29, 2020.
                            (ii) Gross receipts.--
                                    (I) In general.--For purposes of 
                                subparagraph (A)(i)(II)(bb), annual 
                                gross receipts shall be determined 
                                based on information provided for the 
                                most recent taxable year for which a 
                                tax return has been filed by the entity 
                                (including, in the case of an 
                                organization exempt from taxation under 
                                section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue 
                                Code of 1986, a return required under 
                                section 6033 of such Code).
                                    (II) New employers.--With respect 
                                to the taxable year described in 
                                subclause (I), in the case of an entity 
                                which was not carrying on a trade or 
                                business (or, in the case of an 
                                organization exempt from taxation under 
                                section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue 
                                Code of 1986, which was not carrying on 
                                activities related to the purpose or 
                                function constituting the basis of the 
                                organization's exemption under such 
                                section) during the entirety of such 
                                taxable year, annual gross receipts 
                                shall be determined on an annualized 
                                basis.
                                    (III) Organization exempt from 
                                filing.--For purposes of subclause (I), 
                                in the case of an organization exempt 
                                from taxation under section 501(a) of 
                                the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 which 
                                is exempt from filing a return pursuant 
                                to section 6033(a) of such Code, such 
                                organization may submit to the 
                                Secretary (in such form and manner as 
                                is deemed appropriate by the Secretary) 
                                any information required to determine 
                                the annual gross receipts of such 
                                organization for purposes of 
                                subparagraph (A)(i)(II)(bb).
                    (C) Aggregation rule.--All persons which are 
                treated as a single employer under subsections (a) and 
                (b) of section 52 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 
                shall be treated as a single eligible employer for 
                purposes of this section.
            (2) Eligible costs.--
                    (A) In general.--The term ``eligible costs'' means 
                the payment or accrual, in the ordinary course of the 
                eligible employer's trade or business, of--
                            (i) any covered mortgage obligation, 
                        covered rent obligation, or covered utility 
                        payment; and
                            (ii) any costs and expenses necessary to 
                        maintain, reopen, and reconfigure the 
                        operations of the eligible employer, including 
                        costs and expenses related to cleaning, 
                        equipment, and other similar expenditures, as 
                        defined by the Secretary through such 
                        regulations or other guidance as may be 
                        appropriate or necessary to carry out the 
                        purposes of this section.
                    (B) Exception.--For purposes of subparagraph 
                (A)(i), the term ``eligible costs'' shall not include 
                the prepayment of any obligation for a period in excess 
                of a month unless the payment for such period is 
                customarily due in advance.
                    (C) Application of definitions.--For purposes of 
                subparagraph (A)(i), the terms ``covered mortgage 
                obligation'', ``covered rent obligation'', and 
                ``covered utility payment'' shall each have the same 
                meaning as when used in section 1106 of the CARES Act.
            (3) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
        of the Treasury or the Secretary's delegate.
            (4) Short-time compensation program.--The term ``short-time 
        compensation program'' has the same meaning given such term 
        under section 3306(v) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 
        including any short-time compensation plan approved by a State 
        pursuant to section 2109(b)(1) of the Relief for Workers 
        Affected by Coronavirus Act (contained in subtitle A of title 
        II of division A of the CARES Act (Public Law 116-136)).
    (g) Reports.--Beginning 90 days after the date of enactment of this 
Act, the Secretary shall submit a quarterly report to the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate, as well 
as the Committee on Financial Services of the House of Representatives 
and the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate, 
regarding the operations of the grant program established under this 
section, including--
            (1) information regarding the size and geographic location 
        of eligible employers that have received grants; and
            (2) demographic information with respect to the principal 
        owners of such eligible employers.
    (h) Public Awareness Campaign.--The Secretary, in coordination with 
the Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of Commerce, and the 
Administrator of the Small Business Administration, shall conduct a 
public awareness campaign, to be carried out through the Minority 
Business Development Agency of the Department of Commerce and women's 
business centers (as described in section 29 of the Small Business Act 
(15 U.S.C. 656)), to provide information and outreach to help 
underserved businesses participate in short-time compensation programs 
and the program established under this section.
    (i) Appropriations.--Out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise 
appropriated, there shall be appropriated such sums as are necessary to 
carry out the purposes of this section, to remain available until 
expended.
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