H.R. 5220 (111th): Eunice Kennedy Shriver Act

May 05, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Passed House)
Steny Hoyer
Representative for Maryland's 5th congressional district
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Last Updated
May 20, 2010
22 pages
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This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 19, 2010 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced May 05, 2010
Referred to Committee May 05, 2010
Passed House May 19, 2010
Full Title

To reauthorize the Special Olympics Sport and Empowerment Act of 2004, to provide assistance to Best Buddies to support the expansion and development of mentoring programs, and for other purposes.


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59 cosponsors (56D, 3R) (show)

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5/19/2010--Passed House amended.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver Act -
Title I - Reauthorization of Special Olympics Act
Section 101 -
Reauthorizes the Special Olympics Sport and Empowerment Act of 2004 for FY2011-FY2015.
Directs the Secretary of State to act through the Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs in awarding grants or entering agreements with Special Olympics for activities outside the United States. Includes community-based prevention among the activities for which the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) may award grants or enter into agreements with Special Olympics.
Requires grant or agreement applications to include a description of specific measurable annual benchmarks, long-term goals and objectives, and outcomes to be achieved through specified activities, which must include:
(1) activities to increase the full participation of people with intellectual disabilities in inclusive school and community activities with nondisabled people; and
(2) education programs that dispel negative stereotypes about people with intellectual disabilities, activities to increase the participation of people with intellectual disabilities in Special Olympics outside of the United States, and health-related activities (including on-site health assessments, screening for health problems, health education, community-based prevention, data collection, and referrals to direct health care services).
Requires annual reports by Special Olympics to describe demographic data about Special Olympics participants.
Authorizes appropriations.
Title II - Best Buddies
Section 202 -
Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award grants or enter into contracts or cooperative agreements to promote the expansion of Best Buddies, including activities to increase the participation of people with intellectual disabilities in social relationships and other aspects of community life, including education and employment, within the United States.
Section 203 -
Conditions the receipt of funds on Best Buddies submitting to the Secretary an annual report that describes the degree to which progress has been made toward meeting the specific measurable goals, objectives, and outcomes described in its grant or contract application.
Section 204 -
Authorizes appropriations.
Title III - Establishment of Eunice Kennedy Shriver Institutes for Sport and Social Impact
Section 302 -
Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to institutions of higher education to establish Eunice Kennedy Shriver Institutes for Sport and Social Impact.
Section 303 -
Requires recipients to use grant funds to advance the quality of life and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities through research and evaluation, technical assistance, training, data collection, evaluation, collaboration, and dissemination of evidence-based best practices.
Section 304 -
Authorizes appropriations.

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