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H.R. 2922 (ih) - To amend the Small Business Act to provide additional grants to small business development centers loca

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108th Congress H.R. 2922 (ih): To amend the Small Business Act to provide additional grants to small business development centers located in high unemployment districts. [Introduced in House] 2003-2004

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108TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION

H. R. 2922

To amend the Small Business Act to provide additional grants to small business development centers located in high unemployment districts.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
JULY 25, 2003 ´ Mr. ACEVEDO-VILA introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Small Business

A BILL
To amend the Small Business Act to provide additional grants to small business development centers located in high unemployment districts. 1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-

2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 3 4
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Small Business Out-

5 reach Act of 2003’’.

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SEC. 2. ADDITIONAL GRANT TO ASSIST SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS IN HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT DISTRICTS.

(a) IN GENERAL.—Section 21(a) of the Small Busi-

5 ness Act (15 U.S.C. 648(a)) is amended by adding at the 6 end the following: 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 ‘‘(7) ADDITIONAL
GRANT TO ASSIST SMALL

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS IN HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT DISTRICTS.—

‘‘(A) IN

GENERAL.—Any

applicant that is

funded by the Administration as a Small Business Development Center and that is located in a high unemployment district may apply for an additional grant to be used solely to promote programs of the Small Business Administration and programs of other government agencies that promote the growth and development of small businesses. ‘‘(B) HIGH
UNEMPLOYMENT AREAS.—For

purposes of subparagraph (A), an applicant shall be considered to be located in a high unemployment district if the applicant is located in a district of the Small Business Administration in which the unemployment rate is greater than the national average (as determined by the Administrator using the Bureau of Labor Sta•HR 2922 IH

3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 tistics’ most recent local area unemployment statistics or the official unemployment statistics of a State government). ‘‘(C) GRANT
APPLICATIONS.—An

applicant

for a grant under subparagraph (A) shall submit to the Administrator an application in the form and containing the information that the Administrator requires. The Administrator may establish a deadline for the submission of such applications. ‘‘(D) APPLICABILITY
MENTS.—An OF GRANT REQUIRE-

applicant for a grant under sub-

paragraph (A) shall comply with all of the requirements of this section, except that the matching funds requirements of paragraph (4)(A) shall not apply. ‘‘(E) MAXIMUM
AMOUNT OF GRANTS.—No

applicant may receive more than $100,000 in grants under this paragraph in a fiscal year. ‘‘(F) PRIORITY
UNEMPLOYMENT FOR APPLICANTS IN HIGH DISTRICTS.—In

selecting

among applicants for grants under this paragraph, the Administrator shall give priority to applicants located in the districts with the highest unemployment rates.

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4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 ‘‘(G) AUTHORIZATION
OF APPROPRIA-

TIONS.—There

is authorized to be appropriated

to carry out this paragraph $5,000,000 for fiscal year 2003. ‘‘(H) FUNDING
LIMITATIONS.— OF CERTAIN

‘‘(i) NONAPPLICABILITY
LIMITATIONS.—Funding

under this para-

graph shall be in addition to the dollar program limitations specified in paragraph (4). ‘‘(ii) LIMITATION
ON USE OF

FUNDS.—The

Administration may carry

out this paragraph only with amounts appropriated in advance specifically to carry out this paragraph.’’.

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