H. R. 8422
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 29, 2020
Ms. Kendra S. Horn of Oklahoma (for herself, Mr. Young, Ms. Kuster of New Hampshire, Ms. Dean, Mr. Keating, Miss González-Colón of Puerto Rico, Mr. Cox of California, Mr. Van Drew, Ms. Moore, Mrs. Axne, and Mr. Rodney Davis of Illinois) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations
To provide additional appropriations for TRIO programs, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Coronavirus College Access and Completion Emergency Relief Act.
Additional appropriations for TRIO programs
There is appropriated to the Secretary of Education, out of amounts in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, $450,000,000 for fiscal year 2021, for grants and contracts under chapter 1 of subpart 2 of part A of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070a–11 et seq.), for the purpose of expanding program capacity to serve more low-income, first-generation students, students with disabilities, veterans, unemployed adults, and other qualified individuals and to provide such students technology support.
Allocation of funds
From the amounts appropriated under paragraph (1), the Secretary of Education shall allot—
$250,000,000 for grants to each recipient receiving funding under such chapter for fiscal year 2020 to expand program capacity to serve more qualified individuals, of which—
$32,000,000 shall be for Educational Opportunity Centers programs under section 402F of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070a–16);
$54,000,000 shall be for Talent Search programs under section 402B of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070a–12); and
the remainder of such funds shall be for all programs under chapter 1 of subpart 2 of part A of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070a–11 et seq.); and
notwithstanding any other provision of law, $200,000,000 for grants to each recipient receiving funding under such chapter for fiscal year 2020 to allow those recipients to provide technology support to students, which may include support for broadband access and computer hardware and software.
Applicability of terms and conditions
Except as specified in subsection (a)(2)(B), the terms and conditions that apply to grants under chapter 1 of subpart 2 of part A of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070a–11 et seq.) shall apply to grants made with funds made available under subsection (a).
Any amount appropriated under this section is in addition to other amounts appropriated or made available for the applicable purpose.