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[88 STAT. 1845]
[88 STAT. 1845]
PUBLIC LAW 93-000—MMMM. DD, 1975

88 STAT. ]

PUBLIC LAW 93-567-DEC. 31, 1974

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Public Law 93-567 AN ACT

December31, 1974

To provide assistance for unemployed persons.

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Be it enacted ly the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of ATuerica in Congress assembled, That this Act may Emergency jobs be cited as the "Emergency Jobs and Unemployment Assistance Act ^"ntAsTut^nce of 1974".

Act of 1974 29 USC 961 note.

TITLE I—PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYMENT EMERGENCY JOB FBOGRAMS AUTHORIZED

SEC. 101. The Comprehensive Employment and Training Act of 1973 is amended by redesignating title VI, and all references thereto, as title VII, by redesignating sections 601 through 615, and all references thereto, as sections 701 through 715, respectively, and by inserting after title V the following new title:

29 USC 981-992,

"TITLE VI—EMERGENCY JOB PROGRAMS "AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS

"SEC. 601. There are authorized to be appropriated $2,500,000,000 for fiscal year 1975 for carrying out the provisions of this title. Any amounts so appropriated for such fiscal year which are not obligated prior to the end of such fiscal year shall remain available for obligation until December 31, 1975.

29 USC 961.

"FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

"SEC. 602. (a) The Secretary shall enter into arrangements with 29 USC 962. eligible applicants in accordance with the provisions of this title in order to make financial assistance available for the purpose of providing transitional employ me" < for unemployed and underemployed per^ sons in jobs providing needed public services, and training and manpower services related to such employment which are otherwise unavailable, and enabling such persons to move into employment not supported under this Act. " (b) Not less than 90 per centum of the funds appropriated pursuant to this title which are used by an eligible applicant for public service employment programs shall be expended only for wages and employment benefits to persons employed in public service jobs pursuant to this title. " (c) The provisions of section 204(d) and sections 205 through 211 29 USC 844-851. shall apply to financial assistance under this title. " (d) In filling public service jobs with financial assistance under this title, eligible applicants shall give preferred consideration, to the maximum extent feasible and consistent with other provisions of this Act, to unemployed persons who have exhausted unemployment insurance benefits, to unemployed persons who are not eligible for unemployment insurance benefits (except for persons lacking work experience), and to unemployed persons who have been unemployed for fifteen or more weeks. "(e) For purposes of this section, the term 'eligible applicants' nf^^t^^^ ^'^' means prime sponsors qualified under title I and Indian tribes on Fed- ^ 2Tus^c si 1. eral or State reservations.