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USA Civics Act of 2019
Understanding and Studying American Civics Act of 2019

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A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to improve the American History for Freedom grant program.


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06/27/2019Introduced in Senate

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06/27/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
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Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions06/27/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (06/27/2019)

Understanding and Studying American Civics Act of 2019 or the USA Civics Act of 2019

This bill reauthorizes through FY2025 and revises the American History for Freedom grant program.

The bill renames the program as the American Civics Education Program.

The bill authorizes the Department of Education to award grants to institutions of higher education (IHEs) once every three years to establish or strengthen academic programs to promote American political thought and history; the history, achievements, and impact of American representative democracy and constitutional democracies globally; and the means of participation in political and civic life. Currently, such grants are awarded to IHEs for three years and are focused on traditional American history and the history and achievements of Western civilization.

IHEs may use grants to support additional activities, such as collaborating with federal or state humanities programs and using open educational resources.