There is established in the Department of Labor a New Economy Grant Program to provide grants for the creation of new jobs on specific public works projects carried out by State or local governments, and community-based public interest projects carried out by nonprofit organizations.
Specific Project Grants- From the amounts made available, set aside an amount for each State based on the population of and relative unemployment rate.
Entities eligible for a direct grant under this section include the following: - STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS that demonstrate an ability to promptly hire new employees for work on specific public works projects. - NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS- Community-based nonprofit organizations that demonstrate an ability to promptly hire and effectively manage new employees for work on specific projects.
Such projects must be ready to commence work no later than 2 months after receiving a grant, and new positions of
employment on such projects must be for a period of not less than 6 months.
SPONSOR'S INTRODUCTORY REMARKS:
Rep. HARE: The unemployed don't want another benefits check. They want a job. H.R. 4290 would tackle this problem by creating and helping retain millions of jobs. It will reach that goal by investing $60 billion per year over 3 years in TARP money.
First, it would invest heavily in the creation of a new economy grant program.
Secondly, it would provide a direct line of funding to states and localities to help alleviate their financial woes.
Further, my bill would provide much-needed funding to our Nation's schools to protect our teachers and hire more to meet the needs of our children.
The final piece of this bill is a direct line of funding to our national forests and national parks to address some of their many high-needs projects that have been neglected for decades.
Wall Street got its bailout. It's time for Main Street to get theirs.
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Question 20: Allow churches to provide welfare services
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Topic: Welfare & Poverty
Headline: Public jobs on community-based public interest projects
Headline 2: Sponsored bill for public jobs on community-based projects