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[75 Stat. 59]
[75 Stat. 59]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

75 S T A T. ]

PUBLIC LAW 87-27-MAY 1, 1961

(b) When a redevelopment area has an approved economic development program as provided in section 6(b) (10), the Secretary of Labor, in consultation with the Secretary and the Secretary of Agriculture, shall determine the occupational training or retraining needs of unemployed and underemployed individuals residing in the redevelopment area. The Secretary of Labor shall notify the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare of the occupational training or retraining requirements of the area, and shall provide for the orderly selection and referral of those unemployed or underemployed individuals residing in the area who can reasonably be expected to obtain employment as a result of the skill they will acquire in the training which is to be made available. The Secretary of Labor shall cooperate with the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare and with existing State and local agencies and officials in charge of existing programs relating to vocational training and retraining for the purpose of assuring that the facilities and services of such agencies are made fully available to such individuals. (c) Whenever the Secretary of Labor finds that additional facilities or services are needed in the area to meet the occupational training or retraining needs of such individuals, he shall so advise the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare. The Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare shall provide assistance, including financial assistance when necessary, to the appropriate State vocational educational agency in the provision of such additional facilities or services. If the Secretary of Health, PMucation, and Welfare finds that the State vocational educational agency is unable to provide the facilities and services needed, he may, after consultation with such agency, provide for the same by agreement or contract with public or private educational institutions. (d) The Secretary of Labor shall arrange to provide any necessary assistance for setting up apprenticeships, and to promote journeyman and other on-the-job training. (e) There are hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums, not in excess of $4,500,000 annually, as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section. (f) In providing assistance under this section with respect to unemployed and underemployed individuals residing in redevelopment areas, the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare shall give consideration to the special needs of individuals who are agricultural workers or are engaged in other seasonal occupations and who require occupational training in order to qualify them to engage in supplementary employment during the off season and during other periods of reduced activity in the field of their regular or primary occupations. E E T R A I N I N G SUBSISTENCE

PAYMENTS

SEC. 17. (a) The Secretary of Labor in consultation with the Secretary and the Secretary of Agriculture may, on behalf of the United States, enter into agreements with States in which redevelopment areas are located, under which the Secretary of Labor shall make payments to such States either in advance or by way of reimbursement for the purpose of enabling such States, as agents of the United States, to make weekly retraining payments to unemployed or underemployed individuals residing within such redevelopment areas who are certified by the Secretary of Labor to be undergoing occupational training or retraining under section 16 of this Act. Such payments shall be made only for the period the individual is receiving occupational training or retraining under section 16 of this Act, but not in any event to exceed

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Appropriation,