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H.R.3023 - National Program for Arts and Technology Act of 2011
To authorize the Secretary of Education to establish the national program for arts and technology.
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. FINDING AND PURPOSES.
(a) Finding- Congress finds that the national program for arts and technology established under this Act will be the first national replication program in the United States dedicated to addressing the complex needs of the poor and undereducated by improving the sustainability of neighborhoods, communities, and regions.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Purposes- It is the purpose of this Act to establish the national program for arts and technology to provide grants for qualifying centers and communities to implement or found a qualifying center which adopts the guidelines set forth by the Secretary of Education, in consultation with the Center of Origin, for the purposes of--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) collaborating with Federal agencies, private industry, nonprofit philanthropic organizations, and planning and economic development organizations to leverage other investment dollars on behalf of all stakeholders;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(8) developing complimentary extended day or year programming in partnership with the local public schools to help engage at-risk students by connecting classroom instruction with applied and experiential programming in the arts.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.
(1) NATIONAL PROGRAM FOR ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY- The term ‘national program for arts and technology’ means a program that is based on the education and training model of Manchester Bidwell.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) CENTER OF ORIGIN- The term ‘Center of Origin’ means Manchester Bidwell, nonprofit corporation, the education and community development model upon which the national program for arts and technology is based.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 4. GRANT PROGRAM.
(a) Program Authorized- From the amounts appropriated to carry out this Act, the Secretary shall establish and implement the national program for arts and technology to award grants, on a competitive basis, to qualifying centers (such as the Center of Origin) and interested communities to--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) provide management expertise to guide the centers and communities through the 3-phase replication protocol developed by the Center of Origin to ensure standardization across all qualifying centers as to performance goals and objectives, operating culture, and teaching models.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(c) Matching Funds Required- To be eligible to receive a grant under this section, a qualifying center or interested community shall, for each fiscal year for which the grant is received, provide non-Federal contributions (which may include in-kind contributions) toward the amount of the grant in an amount equal to $1 for each $1 of Federal funds provided under the grant.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(A) IN GENERAL- To be eligible to receive for a grant under this Act, a qualifying center or interested community shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Secretary may require.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(A) IN GENERAL- Each qualifying center or interested community receiving a grant under this Act shall submit to the Secretary an annual report at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Secretary may require.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(B) CONTENT- An annual report submitted under subparagraph (A) shall, at a minimum, describe the degree to which progress has been made toward meeting the specific measurable goals and objectives described in the applications submitted under paragraph (1).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink