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[87 STAT. 849]
[87 STAT. 849]
PUBLIC LAW 93-000—MMMM. DD, 1973

87 STAT. ]

PUBLIC LAW 93-203-DEC. 28, 1973


ized (if no other eligible prime sponsor is designated under section 102 of this Act to serve such area) to make grants to and enter into contracts with public and private nonprofit agencies and organizations in the same manner and to the same extent as if the Secretary were the prime sponsor for that area. (b) The Secretary shall, prior to making any payments under this Act for any fiscal year, enter into an agreement with any prime sponsor receiving payments under this Act which contains provisions adequate to assure that the provisions of this section are carried out effectively. ALLOWANCES

SEC. 111. (a) Basic weekly allowances for individuals receiving training or education under this title for which no wages are payable shall be at a rate prescribed by the Secretary which'when added to amounts received by the trainee in the form of unemployment compensation payments shall equal the minimum wage for a work week of forty hours under section 6(a)(1) of the F a i r Labor Standards Act of 1938 or, if higher, under the applicable State or local minimum wage law, and such basic allowances shall, in the case of an individual with dependents, be increased by $5 a week for each dependent over two up to a maximum of four additional dependents. The prime sponsor may waive the payment of all or part of the allowances when it determines, under regulations prescribed by the Secretary, that such waiver will promote the purposes of this Act. Trainees receiving public assistance or whose needs or income are taken into account in determining such public assistance payments to others, shall receive an incentive allowance of $S0 per week. Such allowance shall be disregarded in determining the amount of public assistance payments under Federal or Federally assisted public assistance programs. In prescribing allowances, the prime sponsor shall, in accordance with regulations presciibed by the Secretary, allow additional sums for special circumstances such as exceptional expenses incurred by trainees, including but not limited to meal and travel allowances, or he may reduce such allowances by an amount reflecting the fair value of meals, lodging, or other ne<*essaries furnished to the trainee. The prime sponsor shall take such action as may be necessary to insure that such persons receive no allowances with respect to periods during which they are failing to participate in such programs, training, or instruction as prescribed herein without good cause. Notwithstanding the preceding provisions of this subsection, the prime sponsor shall, in accordance with such I'egulations as the Secretary shall prescribe, make such adjustments as he deems appropriate in allowances which would otherwise be payable under this title, including but not limited to adjustments which take into account the amount of time per week spent by the individual participating in such programs and adjustments to reflect the special economic circumstances which exist in the area in which the program is to be carried on. Allowances shall not be paid for any course of training having a duration in excess of one hundred and four weeks. (b) Individuals receiving training on the job shall be compensated by the employer at such rates, including periodic increases, as may be (leemed reasonable under regulations prescribed by the Secretary, considering such factors as industry, geographical region, and trainee proficiency, but in no event at a rate less than that specified in section 0(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 or, if higher, under the applicable State or local minimum wage law.

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