H. R. 3054
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 23, 2011
Mr. Lewis of Georgia (for himself, Ms. Jackson Lee of Texas, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Grijalva, Ms. Norton, Mr. Meeks, Mr. Filner, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Jackson of Illinois, Mr. McDermott, Mr. Stark, Ms. Lee of California, Ms. Moore, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Gutierrez, Mr. Payne, Mr. Blumenauer, Mrs. Christensen, Mr. Rush, Mr. Cummings, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Honda, and Mr. Cohen) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce
To authorize the Attorney General to award grants to eligible entities to prevent or alleviate community violence by providing education, mentoring, and counseling services to children, adolescents, teachers, families, and community leaders on the principles and practice of nonviolence.
This Act may be cited as the
Securing American Families by
Educating and Training Youth (SAFETY) Through Nonviolence Act of
Grants to educate Americans about the principles of nonviolence
The Attorney General may make grants to eligible entities to prevent or alleviate the effects of community violence by providing education, mentoring, and counseling to youth regarding the principles and application of nonviolence in conflict resolution.
In awarding grants under this section, the Attorney General shall give priority to applicants that agree to use the grant in 1 or more eligible urban, rural, Tribal, and suburban communities that can certify—
an increase in community, especially youth violence; and
lack the monetary or other resources to address violence prevention.
The Attorney General may not make a grant to an eligible entity under this section unless the entity agrees to use not more than 40 percent of such grant for nonviolence-prevention education and program development.
In this section, the term
entity means a State or local government entity, educational
institution, nonprofit, or faith-based organization.
Authorization of Appropriations
To carry out this section, there is authorized to be appropriated $5,000,000 for each of the fiscal years from 2012 through 2017.