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|Public Law 89-794||Economic Opportunity Amendments of 1966.|
|Sec. 2||78 Stat. 508.
42 U. S. C. 2701 note.
|Sec. 301||42 U. S. C. 2851.|
|Sec. 301||78 Stat. 525; 79 Stat. 977.
42 U. S. C. 2881.
|Sec. 302||42 U. S. C. 2871.|
|Sec. 1102||79 Stat.561.
42 U. S. C. 3161.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the "Economic Opportunity Amendments of 1966".
(a) For purposes of carrying out the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 (other than part C of title I thereof) there is hereby authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1967, the sum of—
(3) $57,000,000 for carrying out title III,
(a) Section 302 (a) of the Act is amended by striking out
"exceeding $2,500 in the aggregate" and inserting in lieu thereof "resulting in an aggregate indebtedness of more than $3,500 at any one time".
(b) Section 305 (f) of the Act is amended by—
(1) inserting "(1)" immediately after "Provided, That"; and
(2) inserting immediately before the period at the end thereof a semicolon and the following: "and (2) a cooperative organization formed by and consisting of members of an Indian tribe (including any tribe with whom the special Federal relationship with Indians has been terminated) engaged in the production of agricultural commodities, or in manufacturing products, on an Indian reservation (or former reservation in the case of tribes with whom the special Federal relationship with Indians has been terminated) shall not be regarded as a cooperative organization within the purview of this clause".
(c) Section 331 (c) of the Act is amended by striking out "June 30, 1966" and inserting in lieu thereof "June 30, 1967".
Part C of title III of the Act is amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 321. The Director shall carry out the programs provided for in this title during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1967, and the three succeeding fiscal years. For each such fiscal year only such sums may be appropriated as the Congress may authorize by law."
The Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new title:
"SEC. 801. It is the purpose of this title to enable and encourage volunteers to participate in a personal way in the war on poverty, by living and working among deprived people of all ages in urban areas, rural communities, on Indian reservations, in migrant worker camps and Job Corps camps and centers; to stimulate, develop and coordinate programs of volunteer training and service; and, through such programs, to encourage individuals from all walks of life to make a commitment to combating poverty in their home communities, both as volunteers and as members of the helping professions.
"SEC. 802. (a) The Director is authorized to recruit, select, train, and—
"(1) upon request of State or local agencies or private nonprofit organizations, refer volunteers to perform duties in furtherance of programs combating poverty at a State or local level; and
"(2) in cooperation with other Federal, State, or local agencies involved, assign volunteers to work (A) in meeting the health, education, welfare, or related needs of Indians living on reservations, of migratory workers and their families, or of residents of the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, or the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands; (B) in the care and rehabilitation of the mentally ill or mentally retarded under treatment at nonprofit
mental health or mental retardation facilities assisted in their construction or operation by Federal funds; and (C) in connection with programs or activities authorized, supported, or of a character eligible for assistance under this Act.
"(b) The referral or assignment of volunteers under this section shall be on such terms and conditions (including restrictions on political activities that appropriately recognize the special status of volunteers living among the persons or groups served by programs to which they have been assigned) as the Director may determine; but volunteers shall not be so referred or assigned to duties or work in any State, nor shall programs under section 805 be conducted in any State without the consent of the Governor."
Clause (3) of section 401 (b) of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 is amended to read as follows:
"(3) no area shall be designated which does not have a population of at least one thousand five hundred persons, except that this limitation shall not apply to any area designated under section 401 (a) (3; and".
Approved, November 8, 1966.