H.R. 2205: Groundwork USA Trust Act of 2013

May 23, 2013
Referred to Committee on May 23, 2013
1% chance of being enacted
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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.

May 23, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
Niki Tsongas
Representative for Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district
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Last Updated
May 23, 2013
10 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1931 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 13, 2011

Full Title

To authorize the Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with the Groundwork USA national office, to provide grants to certain nonprofit organizations.


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4% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

3 cosponsors (3D) (show)

House Energy and Commerce

Environment and the Economy

House Financial Services

House Natural Resources

Public Lands and Environmental Regulation

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Library of Congress Summary

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Groundwork USA Trust Act of 2013 - Establishes the Groundwork USA Trust Program.
Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to award grants to eligible nonprofit organizations to:
(1) facilitate the inventory of brownfield sites, site assessments, remediation of brownfield sites, community involvement, or site preparation;
(2) reclaim vacant and derelict lands;
(3) cleanup and care for neglected areas;
(4) return brownfields to productive use;
(5) integrate environmental education, food security, health and fitness, resource management, and job training;
(6) encourage and support business, local government, nonprofit, and community cooperation in sustainable environmental care and enhancement;
(7) acquire, rehabilitate, and improve real property and buildings; and
(8) develop programs that encourage partnering with other environmental organizations.

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