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Bill Detail: HB22-1395

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Title Transportation Innovation Grant Program
Status House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed (05/12/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
  • Transportation & Motor Vehicles
House Sponsors C. Larson (R)
M. Young (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Zenzinger (D)
C. Simpson (R)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 04/20/2022
Summary

The bill creates the competitive transportation innovation grant
program (grant program) in the department of education (department) to
address the public school transportation shortage.
The bill allows school districts, charter schools, institute charter
schools, the state charter school institute, boards of cooperative services,

a consortium of school districts, tribal governments, local governments,
and community organizations that partner with school districts (eligible
applicants) to apply to the grant program. The state board of education
(state board) shall select grantees who develop and implement innovative
solutions, strategies, and services to address the public school
transportation shortage. Eligible applicants shall serve students of color
and students from under-resourced communities who are
disproportionately impacted by the transportation shortage and struggle
to access school districts of their choice and career pathway programs
because of their limited access to transportation. The department operates
the grant program. The grant program is a one-time grant program, but
grantees have 2 years to spend the grant money.
If selected for a grant, a grantee is required to submit a report to
the department on or before August 1, 2024, and to submit a second
report on or before August 1, 2025. The report must include an
explanation of the solutions, strategies, and services developed and
implemented with the grant money as described in the grantee's grant
application.
On or before August 30, 2024, and again on or before August 30,
2025, the department is required to submit a report summarizing
information submitted by the grantee.
The bill requires the general assembly to appropriate money from
the revenue loss restoration cash fund to address the public school
transportation shortage resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The bill repeals the grant program, effective July 1, 2026.

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