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|Chap. 432||Emergency Relief Appropriation Act, fiscal year 1941.|
|Sec. 4||Continuation of relief and rural rehabilitation.|
|Sec. 4||Availability of funds.|
|Sec. 4||52 Stat. 809.
15 U. S. C., Supp. V, ch. 16 (note).
Preference in employment
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this joint resolution may be cited as the “Emergency Relief Appropriation Act, fiscal year 1941”.
(a) In order to continue to provide relief and rural rehabilitation for needy Indians in the United States, there is hereby appropriated to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1941, $1,700,000.
(b) The funds provided in this section shall be available for (1) administration, not to exceed $80,000; (2) loans; (3) relief; (4) the prosecution of projects approved by the President for the Farm Security Administration for the benefit of Indians under the provisions of the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1938; and (5) subject to the approval of the President for projects involving rural rehabilitation of needy Indians.
(a) In employing or retaining in employment on Work Projects Administration work projects, preference shall be determined, as far as practicable, on the basis of relative needs and shall, where the relative needs are found to be the same, be given in the following order: (1) Veterans of the World War and the Spanish-American War and veterans of any campaign or expedition in which the United States has been engaged (as determined on the basis of the laws administered by the Veterans' Administration except that discharged draft enrollees other than those with service-connected disability shall not be considered as veterans for the purposes of this subsection) and unmarried widows of such veterans and the wives of such veterans as are unemployable who are in need and are American citizens; and (2) other American citizens, Indians, and other persons owing allegiance to the United States who are in need.
Approved, June 26, 1940.