Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 4.djvu/831

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PUBLIC LAW 101-610—NOV. 16, 1990 104 STAT. 3147 and economically disadvantaged youth, including youth in foster care who are becoming too old for foster care, youth with disabilities, youth with limited English proficiency, youth with limited basic skills or learning disabilities and homeless youth, are offered opportunities to enroll. (c) SPECIAL CORPS MEMBERS. — Notwithstanding subsection (a)(D, program agencies may enroll a limited number of special corps members over age 25 so that the corps may draw on their special skills to fulfill the purposes of this Act. Programs are encouraged to consider senior citizens as special corps members. (d) JOINT PROJECTS WITH SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATIONS.— Program agencies shall use not more than 2 percent of amounts received under this subtitle to conduct joint projects with senior citizens organizations to enable senior citizens to serve as mentors for youth participants. (e) CONSTRUCTION.—Nothing in subsection (a) shall be construed to prohibit any program agency from limiting enrollment to any age subgroup within the range specified in subsection (a)(D. SEC. 131. USE OF VOLUNTEERS. 42 USC 12551. Program agencies may use volunteer services for purposes of assisting projects carried out under this subtitle and may expend funds made available for those purposes to the agency, including funds made available under this subtitle, to provide for services or costs incidental to the utilization of such volunteers, including transportation, supplies, lodging, recruiting, training, and supervision. The use of volunteer services under this section shall be subject to the condition that such use does not result in the displacement of any participant. SEC. 132. POST-SERVICE BENEFITS. 42 USC 12552. The program agency shall provide post-service education and Scholarships training benefits (such as scholarships and grants) for each partici- ^** fellowships. pant in an amount that is not in excess of $100 per week, or in excess of $5,000 per year, whichever is less. SEC. 133. LIVING ALLOWANCE. 42 USC 12553. (a) FULL-TIME SERVICE.— (1) IN GENERAL.— From assistance provided under this subtitle, each participant in a full-time youth corps program that receives assistance under this subtitle shall receive a living allowance of not more than an amount equal to 100 percent of the poverty line for a family of two (as defined in section 673(2) of the Community Services Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9902(2))). (2) NON-FEDERAL SOURCES.— Notwithstanding paragraph (1), a program agency may provide participants with additional amounts that are made available from non-Federal sources. (b) REDUCTION IN EXISTING PROGRAM BENEFITS.— (1) IN GENERAL.—Nothing in this section shall be construed to require a program in existence on the date of enactment of this Act to decrease any stipends, salaries, or living allowances provided to participants under such program so long as the amount of any such stipends, salaries, or living allowances that is in excess of the levels provided for in this section are paid from non-Federal sources.