H.R. 2152 (112th): Eunice Kennedy Shriver Act

Jun 13, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Steny Hoyer
Representative for Maryland's 5th congressional district
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Jun 13, 2011
21 pages
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H.R. 5220 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

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H.R. 1008 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 06, 2013


This bill was introduced on June 13, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jun 13, 2011
Referred to Committee Jun 13, 2011
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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75 cosponsors (70D, 5R) (show)

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Eunice Kennedy Shriver Act - Reauthorizes the Special Olympics Sport and Empowerment Act of 2004 for FY2012-FY2016.
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, as well as long-term goals and objectives, 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 people without disabilities,
(2) education programs that dispel negative stereotypes about people with intellectual disabilities, and
(3) activities to increase the participation of people with intellectual disabilities in Special Olympics outside of the United States. Requires annual reports by Special Olympics to describe demographic data about Special Olympics participants.
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.
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. 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.

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