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117th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                 S. 945

 To provide temporary impact aid construction grants to eligible local 
             educational agencies, and for other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             March 24, 2021

Ms. Hirono (for herself, Mrs. Gillibrand, Ms. Smith, Ms. Klobuchar, Ms. 
Baldwin, Mr. Padilla, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Heinrich, Ms. Duckworth, Mr. 
 Tester, and Mr. Blumenthal) introduced the following bill; which was 
 read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, 
                              and Pensions

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                                 A BILL


 
 To provide temporary impact aid construction grants to eligible local 
             educational agencies, and for other purposes.

    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 ``Impact Aid Infrastructure Act''.

SEC. 2. IMPACT AID CONSTRUCTION GRANTS AUTHORIZED.

    (a) Funding and Sunset.--
            (1) Authorization of appropriations.--There are authorized 
        to be appropriated $1,000,000,000 for fiscal year 2022 to carry 
        out this Act.
            (2) Supplemental funding.--The amount authorized under 
        paragraph (1) shall be in addition to any amounts authorized to 
        be appropriated or otherwise made available to carry out 
        section 7007 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 
        1965 (20 U.S.C. 7707).
            (3) Availability of funds.--Any amounts appropriated under 
        paragraph (1) shall remain available until expended.
            (4) Sunset.--The authority to award grants under this Act 
        shall expire at the end of the 3-year period beginning on the 
        date on which funds are first made available to award a grant 
        under this Act.
    (b) Reservation for Management and Oversight.--From the funds 
appropriated under subsection (a)(1), the Secretary of Education may 
reserve not more than half of 1 percent for management and oversight of 
the activities carried out with those funds.
    (c) Formula Grants.--
            (1) In general.--From 40 percent of the funds appropriated 
        under subsection (a)(1) and not reserved under subsection (b), 
        the Secretary of Education shall make payments in accordance 
        with section 7007(a) of the Elementary and Secondary Education 
        Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7707(a)).
            (2) Special rule.--The Secretary of Education when 
        calculating the total number of weighted student units as 
        described in paragraph (3)(A)(i)(II) of section 7007(a) of the 
        Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 
        7707(a)) shall include the total number of weighted student 
        units of children described in subparagraphs (B) and (D)(i) of 
        section 7003(a)(1) of such Act for all local educational 
        agencies not meeting the requirements as described in section 
        7007(a)(2)(B) of such Act but that meet the requirements of 
        section 572(a)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
        Fiscal Year 2006 (20 U.S.C. 7703b).
    (d) Competitive Grants.--From 60 percent of the funds appropriated 
under subsection (a)(1) and not reserved under subsection (b), the 
Secretary of Education--
            (1) shall award emergency grants in accordance with section 
        7007(b) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 
        (20 U.S.C. 7707(b)), except as otherwise provided in this Act; 
        and
            (2) may award modernization grants in accordance with 
        section 7007(b) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act 
        of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7707(b)), except as otherwise provided in 
        this Act.

SEC. 3. ELIGIBILITY.

    (a) Eligibility for Emergency Grants.--
            (1) In general.--For purposes of receiving an emergency 
        grant under section 2(d)(1), in addition to a local educational 
        agency that meets the eligibility requirements for the award of 
        such a grant under any of subparagraphs (A), (C), or (D) of 
        section 7007(b)(3) of the Elementary and Secondary Education 
        Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7707(b)(3)), a local educational agency 
        that meets the requirements described in paragraph (2) (without 
        regard to whether the agency meets any of the requirements of 
        such subparagraphs (A), (C), or (D)), shall be eligible for 
        such a grant.
            (2) Requirements.--A local educational agency meets the 
        requirements of this paragraph, if such agency has--
                    (A) a total taxable assessed value of real property 
                that may be taxed for school purposes of less than 
                $100,000,000; or
                    (B) an assessed value of real property per student 
                that may be taxed for school purposes that is less than 
                the average of the assessed value of real property per 
                student that may be taxed for school purposes in the 
                State in which the local educational agency is located.
    (b) Eligibility for Modernization Grants.--
            (1) In general.--For purposes of receiving a modernization 
        grant under section 2(d)(2), in addition to a local educational 
        agency that meets the eligibility requirements for the award of 
        such a grant under any of subparagraphs (B), (C), or (D) of 
        section 7007(b)(3) of the Elementary and Secondary Education 
        Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7707(b)(3)), a local educational agency 
        that meets the requirements described in paragraph (2) (without 
        regard to whether the agency meets any of the requirements of 
        such subparagraphs (B), (C), or (D)), shall be eligible for 
        such a grant.
            (2) Requirements.--A local educational agency meets the 
        requirements of this paragraph, if such agency has--
                    (A) a total taxable assessed value of real property 
                that may be taxed for school purposes of less than 
                $100,000,000; or
                    (B) an assessed value of real property per student 
                that may be taxed for school purposes that is less than 
                the average of the assessed value of real property per 
                student that may be taxed for school purposes in the 
                State in which the local educational agency is located.
    (c) Local Educational Agency Defined.--In this section, the term 
``local educational agency'' has the meaning given the term in section 
7013 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 
7713).

SEC. 4. INAPPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS.

    Clauses (i) and (vi) of section 7007(b)(5)(A) of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7707(b)(5)(A)) shall not 
apply to grants made under section 2(d).
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