H.R. 5509 would authorize the National Science Foundation (NSF) to award grants to community colleges, universities, and nonprofit organizations to develop and improve education and work opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The bill also would require the NSF to conduct research on the STEM and technical workforce in the United States. CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 5509 would cost $29 million over the 2019-2023 period, assuming appropriation of the authorized and estimated amounts.
Enacting H.R. 5509 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 5509 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2029.
H.R. 5509 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.