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S. 1419, Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act


S. 1419 would amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Department of Education to award grants to organizations that develop, maintain, improve, or expand programs that use Native American languages as their primary language of instruction. The bill would authorize the appropriation of $5 million in fiscal year 2016, and such sums as may be necessary for fiscal years 2017 to 2020. Those authorizations would automatically be extended one year, through 2021, under the General Education Provisions Act.

CBO estimates that enacting S. 1419 would cost $17 million over the 2016-2020 period, assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts. Enacting S. 1419 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply to this legislation.

Enacting S. 1419 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four 10-year periods beginning in 2026.

S. 1419 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA).


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