H. R. 924
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 8, 2021
Mr. Cuellar (for himself and Mr. McCaul) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Financial Services
To provide funding for humanitarian relief at the southern border of the United States.
This Act may be cited as the
Southern Border Communities Reimbursement Act of 2021.
Funding for humanitarian relief at the border
Authorization of appropriations
There is authorized to be appropriated for the emergency food and shelter program under title III of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11331 et seq.), for use only under subsection (b) of this section, $30,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2021, 2022, and 2023.
Amounts made available under subsection (a) may be used only to reimburse costs related to providing humanitarian relief to aliens, including the cost of emergency preparedness activities.
Notwithstanding sections 315 and 316(b) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11345, 11346(b)), the Emergency Food and Shelter Program National Board shall begin disbursing the amounts made available under subsection (a) of this section not later than 60 days after the date on which the amounts become available.
Of the amounts made available for a fiscal year under subsection (a), the Emergency Food and Shelter Program National Board shall distribute—
$25,000,000 to jurisdictions or local recipient organizations serving communities in the States of Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas; and
$5,000,000 to jurisdictions or local recipient organizations serving communities in States not located along the international border between the United States and Mexico.
Amounts made available under subsection (a) may be used to reimburse jurisdictions or local recipient organizations described in paragraph (3) of this subsection only for costs incurred on or after October 1, 2020.