Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1941.
|Chap. 490||Indian welfare, etc.
48 Stat., 598; ante, 384.
|Chap. 490||Contracts with States, etc., for education, etc., of Indians.|
|Chap. 490||Expenditure of Federal funds.|
|Sec. 2||Utilization of existing facilities.|
|Sec. 3||Powers of Secretary.|
|Sec. 3||Minimum standards of service.|
|Sec. 3||Proviso. Rating.|
|Sec. 4||Annual report to Congress.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act of April 16, 1934 (48 Stat. 596), entitled “An Act authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to arrange with States or Territories for the education, medical attention, relief of distress, and social welfare of Indians, and for other purposes”, be, and the same hereby is amended to read as follows:
"That the Secretary of the Interior be, and hereby is, authorized, in his discretion, to enter into a contract or contracts with any State or Territory or political subdivision thereof, or with any State university, college, or school, or with any appropriate State or private corporation, agency, or institution, for the education, medical attention, agricultural assistance, and social welfare, including relief of distress, of Indians in such State or Territory, through the agencies of the State or Territory or of the corporations and organizations hereinbefore named, and to expend under such contract or contracts, moneys appropriated by Congress for the education, medical attention, agricultural assistance, and social welfare, including relief of distress, of Indians in such State or Territory.
That the Secretary of the Interior, in making any contract herein authorized, may permit such contracting party to utilize, for the purposes of this Act, existing school buildings, hospitals, and other facilities, and all equipment therein or appertaining thereto, including livestock and other personal property owned by the Government, under such terms and conditions as may be agreed upon for their use and maintenance.
That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to perform any and all acts and to make such rules and regulations, including minimum standards of service, as may be necessary and proper for the purpose of carrying the provisions of this Act into effect: Provided, That such minimum standards of service are not less than the highest maintained by the States or Territories within which said contract or contracts, as herein provided, are to be effective.
That the Secretary of the Interior shall report annually to the Congress any contract or contracts made under the provisions of this Act, and the moneys expended thereunder."
Approved, June 4, 1936.