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H.R. 8162 (116th): 21st Century Community Learning Centers Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020


The text of the bill below is as of Sep 11, 2020 (Preprint (Suspension)).


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116th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 8162

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 4, 2020

(for herself, Mr. Van Drew, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Mr. Young, Ms. Bonamici, and Mr. Evans) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor

A BILL

To express the sense of Congress that the Secretary of Education should provide certain waivers to community learning centers, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020.

2.

Sense of Congress regarding flexible use of subgrant funds

It is the sense of Congress that for school year 2020–2021, notwithstanding each provision in part B of title IV of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7171 et seq.) that requires activities under such part be carried out during nonschool hours or periods when school is not in session, the Secretary of Education should carry out the exceptions included in the notice entitled Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 21st CCLC 4201(b)(1) Waiver Request, published by the Department of Education in the Federal Register on September 3, 2020 (85 Fed. Reg. 55002) by providing that each eligible entity that is awarded a subgrant under section 4204 of such Act (20 U.S.C. 7174) for community learning centers may use such subgrant funds—

(1)

to carry out activities described in section 4205 of such Act (20 U.S.C. 7175), regardless of whether such activities are conducted in-person or virtually, or during school hours or when school is in session; and

(2)

to provide in-person care during—

(A)

the regular school day for students eligible to receive services under part B of title IV of such Act (20 U.S.C. 7171 et seq.); and

(B)

a period in which full-time in-person instruction is not available for all such students served by such eligible entity.