Women and Minorities in STEM Booster Act - H.R. 4528 / S.2578

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Overview
Purpose: 
"To increase the participation of historically underrepresented demographic groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and industry."
Primary sponsors: 
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) / Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI)
Summary of Selected Provisions

Provisions in both bills

  • Directs the National Science Foundation to award grants that support outreach and mentorship opportunities that aim to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields
  • Recommends NSF allocate $15 million for such grants annually through fiscal year 2024
Actions
Actions on the House bill: 
Bill introduced
09/26/2019
Actions on the Senate bill: 
Bill introduced
09/26/2019