H.R. 4979: Rural STEM Education Act

CBO Score

$107 million

Date of Report

Tue January 7th, 2020

CBO Report Details

Legislation Details

116th Congress

To direct the Director of the National Science Foundation to support STEM education and workforce development research focused on rural areas, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Frank Lucas — R — OK

Authorizes the appropriation of $120 million over the 2020-2025 period for the National Science Foundation to award grants for research to improve rural students’ access to and participation in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; and directs the National Institute of Standards and Technology to carry out a prize competition for ideas to deploy affordable and reliable broadband connectivity to underserved rural communities.

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