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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1985

PUBLIC LAW 99-198—DEC. 23, 1985

99 STAT. 1577

individuals and for the choice of employment and training program components reflected in the plans.". (c) Section 16 of the Food Stamp Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 2025) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following: "(h)(1) The Secretary shall allocate among the State agencies in each fiscal year, from funds appropriated for such fiscal year under section 18(a)(l), the amount of $40,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1986, $50,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1987, $60,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1988, and $75,000,000 for each of the fiscal years ending September 30, 1989 and September 30, 1990, to carry out the employment and training program under section 6(d)(4), except as provided in para- Ante, pp. 1572, 1573. graph (3), during such fiscal year. "(2) If, in carrying out such program during such fiscal year, a State agency incurs costs that exceed the amount allocated to the State agency under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall pay such State agency an amount equal to 50 per centum of such additional costs, subject to the first limitation in paragraph (3). "(3) The Secretary shall also reimburse each State agency in an Transportation. amount equal to 50 per centum of the total amount of payments Prohibition. made or costs incurred by the State agency in connection with transportation costs and other expenses reasonably necessary and directly related to participation in an employment and training program under section 6(d)(4), except that such total amount shall not exceed an amount representing $25 per participant per month and such reimbursement shall not be made out of funds allocated under paragraph (1). "(4) Funds provided to a State agency under this subsection may Prohibition be used only for operating an employment and training program under section 6(d)(4), and may not be used for carrying out other provisions of the Act. "(5)(A) The Secretary shall monitor the employment and training programs carried out by State agencies under section 6(d)(4) to measure their effectiveness in terms of the increase in the numbers of household members who obtain employment and the numbers of such members who retain such employment as a result of their participation in such employment and training programs. "(B) The Secretary shall, not later than Jginuary 1, 1989, report to the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate on the effectiveness of such employment and training programs.". (d) Subsection (b) of section 20 of such Act (7 U.S.C. 2029(b)) is amended to read as follows: "(b)(l) A household member shall be exempt from workfare Workfare. requirements imposed under this section if such member is— "(A) exempt from section 6(d)(l) as the result of clause (B), (C), (D), (E), or (F) of section 6(d)(2); "(B) at the option of the operating agency, subject to and currently actively and satisfactorily participating at least 20 hours a week in a work training program required under title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 601 et seq.); "(C) mentally or physically unfit; "(D) under sixteen years of age; "(E) sixty years of age or older; or