S.256 - Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM] (Introduced 01/29/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Indian Affairs | House - Education and Labor|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 116-11|
|Latest Action:||12/20/2019 Became Public Law No: 116-101. (TXT | PDF) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.256 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate (06/27/2019)
Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act
This bill revises a grant program administered by the Administration for Native Americans at the Department of Health and Human Services to preserve Native American languages. The minimum number of enrollees in educational programs funded by grants is reduced from 10 to 5 enrollees in Native American language nests, which provide instruction through the use of a Native American language for children under the age of 7 and their parents. For survival schools, which are programs striving for fluency in a Native American language and proficiency in other academic fields, the minimum number of enrollees is reduced from 15 to 10. The bill increases the maximum duration of grants.
The program is reauthorized through FY2024.