H.R. 3054 (112th): Securing American Families by Educating and Training Youth (SAFETY) Through Nonviolence Act of 2011

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Sep 23, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3054

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 23, 2011

(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

A BILL

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Securing American Families by Educating and Training Youth (SAFETY) Through Nonviolence Act of 2011.

2.

Grants to educate Americans about the principles of nonviolence

(a)

Grants

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.

(b)

Priority

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—

(1)

an increase in community, especially youth violence; and

(2)

lack the monetary or other resources to address violence prevention.

(c)

Limitation

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.

(d)

Definitions

In this section, the term eligible entity means a State or local government entity, educational institution, nonprofit, or faith-based organization.

(e)

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.