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house Bill H.R. 3524

Grant Programs for On-the-Job Training in Poor Areas

Argument in favor

Would aid in decreasing unemployment in chronically poor regions of cities, counties and states.

Argument opposed

Disproportionately aids poor urban areas over rural ones. Some concern, in general, that grants are the new earmarks.

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      house Committees
      Committee on Education and Labor
    IntroducedNovember 18th, 2013

What is House Bill H.R. 3524?

This bill would provide grants to States for on-the-job training programs for adults in economically disadvantaged areas. The bill designates an "economically disadvantaged area" as any zip code in which the average median income is less than $40,000 a year, with "extremely economically disadvantaged areas" being zip codes with a median income under $32,000. 25% of grants funds would mandatorily go to zip codes designated as extremely disadvantaged. State and local boards would apply for these grants. 

Impact

The bill impacts on-the-job training programs in poor and very poor portions of the United States.

Cost of House Bill H.R. 3524

A CBO cost is currently unavailable.

AKA

Economic Recovery On-the-Job Training Act of 2013

Official Title

To amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to provide grants to States for on-the-job training programs for adults in economically disadvantaged areas.

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