To direct the Secretary of Education to make grants to States to hire teachers and prevent layoffs, to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to make grants to hire firefighters and prevent layoffs, and to direct the Attorney General to make grants to hire law enforcement officers and prevent layoffs, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act of 2012''.
TITLE I--TEACHER STABILIZATION
SEC. 101. GRANTS AUTHORIZED.
Subject to the availability of appropriations to carry out this title, the Secretary of Education (referred to in this title as the ``Secretary'') shall make grants to States to prevent teacher layoffs and support the creation of additional jobs in early childhood, elementary, and secondary public education in the 2012-2013 and 2013- 2014 school years.
SEC. 102. ALLOCATION OF FUNDS.
(a) Reservation of Funds.--From the amount appropriated to carry out this title under section 109, the Secretary-- (1) shall reserve not more than \1/2\ of 1 percent to provide assistance to the outlying areas on the basis of their respective needs, as determined by the Secretary, for activities consistent with this title under such terms and conditions as the Secretary may determine; (2) shall reserve not more than \1/2\ of 1 percent to provide assistance to the Secretary of the Interior to carry out activities consistent with this title...