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Titles (3)

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Short Title(s) as Introduced

IMPACT Act
Improving Minority Participation And Careers in Telecommunications Act

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to award grants to certain intuitions of higher education to educate and train students to participate in the telecommunications workforce.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
03/25/2021Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

Date All Actions
03/25/2021Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ]* 03/25/2021
Sen. Scott, Tim [R-SC]* 03/25/2021

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation03/25/2021 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (03/25/2021)

Improving Minority Participation And Careers in Telecommunications Act or the IMPACT Act

This bill establishes a grant program to assist certain institutions of higher education with setting up a program that prepares minority students to participate in the telecommunications workforce.

Specifically, the bill requires the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, acting through the Office of Minority Broadband Initiatives, to establish the Telecommunications Workforce Training Grant Program. This grant program shall provide funds to historically Black colleges or universities, tribal colleges or universities, or minority-serving institutions to facilitate the creation of programs that (1) educate and train students to participate in the telecommunications workforce, and (2) include both a curriculum and apprenticeship or internship opportunities.