H.R. 2204: Helping Individuals Return to Employment Act

May 23, 2013
Referred to Committee
0% chance of being enacted
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Niki Tsongas
Representative for Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district
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H.R. 3471 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 17, 2011


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on May 23, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced May 23, 2013
Referred to Committee May 23, 2013
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0% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

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Full Title

To authorize the Secretary of Labor to award grants for the employment of individuals in targeted communities to perform work for the benefit of such communities.


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Library of Congress Summary

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Helping Individuals Return to Employment Act or HIRE Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Labor to award competitive grants to eligible entities to hire unemployed individuals age 16 and older to perform a minimum of 20 hours per week of work to benefit certain communities, including activities such as public works, beautification, historic restoration, tutoring, and adult education.
Restricts such grants to eligible entities located in or primarily serving in a community designated either as a renewal community, an empowerment zone, or a historically underutilized business zone (HUBZone), if the unemployment rate in the area is higher than 7% during the 3-month period preceding award of the grant.
Requires that priority in the award of grants be given to individuals who have been unemployed for more than a year.
Prescribes certain grant limitations.

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