Summary: H.R.7587 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.7587. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (07/13/2020)

Families Learning and Understanding English Together Act of 2020 or the FLUENT Act

This bill authorizes the Department of Education (ED) to establish a grant program to improve the literacy and English skills of English language learners.

Specifically, ED may award grants to providers of family literacy services to provide these services to families with English language learners. These services may only be provided to a family in which each parent is 16 years of age or older and at least one child is under the age of 8.

Further, ED must make grants to or enter into contracts with at least two national organizations with expertise in providing family literacy services to English language learners. These national organizations must provide grantees with technical assistance and training.

Additionally, ED must annually evaluate the grant program.

The bill also requires grantees to meet specified outcome measures.