Text: H.R.2312 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/01/2021)


117th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2312


To provide for the use of peer support, peer mentoring, and career coaching in demonstration projects conducted under the health profession opportunity grant program under section 2008 of the Social Security Act.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 1, 2021

Mr. Evans (for himself and Mr. Fitzpatrick) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


A BILL

To provide for the use of peer support, peer mentoring, and career coaching in demonstration projects conducted under the health profession opportunity grant program under section 2008 of the Social Security 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 “Mentoring and Supporting Families Act”.

SEC. 2. Use of peer support, peer mentoring, and career coaching.

Section 2008 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1397g) is amended by redesignating subsections (c) and (d) as subsections (d) and (e), respectively, and by inserting after subsection (b) the following:

“(c) Use of peer support, peer mentoring, and career coaching.—

“(1) PREFERENCE IN CONSIDERING APPLICATIONS.—In considering applications for a grant under this section, the Secretary shall give preference to—

“(A) applications that include opportunities for peer support or peer mentoring, and make career coaching available, as part of the case management plan; and

“(B) applications that include a commitment to providing project participants with a monthly cash stipend equivalent to 50 percent of the Federal poverty level.

“(2) INCLUSION AMONG SUPPORT SERVICES.—A project for which a grant is made under this section shall include case management plans that include career coaching (with the option to offer appropriate peer support and mentoring opportunities to help develop soft skills and social capital), which may be offered on an ongoing basis before, during, and after initial training as part of a career pathway model.”.

SEC. 3. Effective date.

The amendment made by this Act shall take effect on October 1, 2021.


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