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|Chap. 252||Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1939.|
|Sec. 1||Continuation of work relief and relief, appropriation for designated objects.|
|Sec. 1||Balances reappropriated.
52 Stat. 809.
15 U. S. C., Supp. IV, ch 16 (note).
Ante, pp. 507, 578.
|Sec. 1||Proviso. Completion of Federal construction projects, funds available.|
|Sec. 1||Objects specified.|
|Sec. 1||49 Stat. 115, 1608; 50 Stat. 352; 52 Stat. 809.
15 U. S. C., Supp. IV, ch. 16 (note).
Types of projects, subject to Executive approval. Highways, public buildings, parks, etc.
|Sec. 1||Public utilities.
|Sec. 1||Sewer systems, water supply, airports, flood control, conservation, etc.|
|Sec. 1||Insect, plant, and fungus pest eradication. Lime, etc., production. Educational, etc., projects.|
|Sec. 1||Proviso. Location of employment.|
|Sec. 5||Continuation of relief and rural rehabilitation; appropriation for.|
|Sec. 5||Objects specified.|
|Sec. 5||52 Stat. 810.|
Preferences 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 of 1939".
(a) In order to continue to provide work for needy persons on useful public projects in the United States and its Territories and possessions, there is hereby appropriated to the Work Projects Administration, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1940, $1,477,000,000, together with all balances of appropriations under subsection (1) of section 1 of the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1938, as supplemented by Public Resolution Numbered 1 and Public Resolution Numbered 10 of the Seventy-sixth Congress, which remain unobligated on June 30, 1939, including such unobligated balances of funds transferred to other agencies for non-construction projects under the provisions of section 3 of such Act of 1938, as supplemented, or set aside for specific purposes in accordance with other law: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds heretofore irrevocably set aside for the completion of Federal construction projects under authority of the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1938, as amended, shall remain available until June 30, 1940, for such completion, and any such funds which remain unobligated by reason of the completion or abandonment of any such Federal construction project shall be returned to this appropriation.
(b) The funds provided in this section shall be available for (1) administration; (2) the prosecution of projects approved by the President under the provisions of the Emergency Relief Appropriation Acts of 1935, 1936, 1937, and 1938; and (3) the prosecution of the following types of public projects, Federal and non-Federal, subject to the approval of the President, namely: Highways, roads, and streets; public buildings; parks, and other recreational facilities, including buildings therein; public utilities; electric transmission and distribu-
tion lines or systems to serve persons in rural areas, including projects sponsored by and for the benefit of nonprofit and cooperative associations; sewer systems, water supply, and purification systems; airports and other transportation facilities; flood control; drainage; irrigation; conservation, including projects sponsored by conservation districts and other bodies duly organized under State law for soil erosion control and conservation, preference being given to projects which will contribute to the rehabilitation of individuals and an increase in the national income; eradication of insect, plant, and fungus pests; the production of lime and marl for fertilizing soil for distribution to farmers under such conditions as may be determined by the sponsors of such projects under the provisions of State law; educational, professional, clerical, cultural, recreational, production, and service projects, including training for domestic service; aid to self-help and cooperative associations for the benefit of needy persons; and miscellaneous projects: Provided, however, That all persons employed, on work projects shall, so far as practicable, be employed on projects nearest their respective homes.
(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, 1940, $1,350,000.
(b) The funds provided in this section shall be available for (1) administration, not to exceed $67,500; (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) 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 30, 1939.