Critical National Security Language Grant Fund and Program; created and established. (HB156)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Critical National Security Language Grant Fund and Program established. Establishes the Critical National Security Language Grant Fund and the Critical National Security Language Grant Program within the Department of Education for the purpose of awarding grants on a competitive basis to any school division that provides a foreign language course in a foreign language that is currently identified as critical by the National Security Language Initiative for Youth scholarship program. Such grants are limited to $5,000 per student who successfully completes a critical foreign language course per school year. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/20/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101970D
12/20/2019Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB156)
01/13/2020Assigned Education sub: Pre-K-12
01/20/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
01/20/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/22/2020Reported from Education (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/23/2020Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 0-N)
02/11/2020Left in Appropriations

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