Senate Bill 996
117th Congress(2021-2022)
IMPACT Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Mar 25, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 25, 2021
Latest Action
Mar 25, 2021
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
996
Congress
117
Policy Area
Science, Technology, Communications
Science, Technology, Communications
Primary focus of measure is natural sciences, space exploration, research policy and funding, research and development, STEM education, scientific cooperation and communication; technology policies, telecommunication, information technology; digital media, journalism. Measures concerning scientific education may fall under Education policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Mississippi
South Carolina
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Improving Minority Participation And Careers in Telecommunications Act or the IMPACT Act

This bill establishes a grant program to assist certain institutions of higher education with setting up a program that prepares minority students to participate in the telecommunications workforce.

Specifically, the bill requires the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, acting through the Office of Minority Broadband Initiatives, to establish the Telecommunications Workforce Training Grant Program. This grant program shall provide funds to historically Black colleges or universities, tribal colleges or universities, or minority-serving institutions to facilitate the creation of programs that (1) educate and train students to participate in the telecommunications workforce, and (2) include both a curriculum and apprenticeship or internship opportunities.

Text (1)
March 25, 2021
Actions (2)
03/25/2021
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
03/25/2021
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Mar 26, 2021 7:53:13 AM
Updated
Jun 11, 2021 10:21:44 PM