To provide subsidized employment for unemployed, low-income adults, provide summer employment and year-round employment opportunities for low-income youth, and carry out work-related and educational strategies and activities of demonstrated effectiveness, 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 ``Pathways Back to Work Act of 2011''.
SEC. 2. ESTABLISHMENT OF PATHWAYS BACK TO WORK FUND.
(a) Establishment.--There is established in the Treasury of the United States an account, which shall be known as the Pathways Back to Work Fund (referred to in this Act as ``the Fund''), consisting of the amounts as are paid to the Fund under subsection (b). (b) Payment Into the Fund.--Out of any amounts in the general fund of the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, there is appropriated $5,000,000,000, which shall be paid to the Fund, to be used by the Secretary of Labor to carry out this Act. (c) Period of Availability.--The amounts appropriated under this Act shall be available for obligation by the Secretary of Labor through December 31, 2012, and shall be available for expenditure by recipients of grants and subgrants under this Act through September 30, 2013.
SEC. 3. AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS.
(a) In General.--Using the amounts available through the Fund under section 2(b), the Secretary of Labor shall, subject to subsection (b)-- (1) allot $2,000,000,000 in accordance with section 4 to provide subsidized employment to unemployed, low-income...