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Introduced in Senate (05/14/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 3739


To provide for matching funds waivers for formula grants and subgrants under the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 14, 2020

Mr. Casey (for himself and Ms. Murkowski) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions


A BILL

To provide for matching funds waivers for formula grants and subgrants under the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act.

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 “Protect Our Women and Waive Emergency Requirements Act” or the “POWER Act”.

SEC. 2. Matching funds waiver for formula grants and subgrants under the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act.

(a) Waiver of matching funds for awarded grants and subgrants.—At the request of a State (as defined in section 302 of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10402)), the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall waive—

(1) the non-Federal contributions requirement under subsection (c)(4) of section 306 of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10406) with respect to the grants and subgrants awarded for fiscal years 2019 and 2020 to such State and the eligible entities within such State under such section or section 308 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 10408); and

(2) the reporting requirements required for such subgrants and grants that relate to such non-Federal contributions requirement.

(b) Waiver of matching funds for grants awarded after date of enactment.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Subsection (c)(4) of section 306 of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10406) shall not apply to a qualified grant during the period of a public health emergency declared pursuant to section 319 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247d) resulting from the COVID–19 pandemic.

(2) QUALIFIED GRANT DEFINED.—In this subsection, the term “qualified grant” means a grant or subgrant awarded—

(A) after the date of enactment of this section; and

(B) under section 306, 308, or 309 of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10406, 10408, 10409).


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