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The paragraph in the Independent Offices Appropriation Act, 1938, under the caption "Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works” is hereby amended by (a) striking out the words “in connection with the liquidation” and (b) striking out the sum of “$10,000,000” and inserting in lieu thereof the sum of “$15, 000,000." Sec. 204, Title II, pub. res. of June 29, 1937 (50 Stat. 358).

The funds available to the Administrator for the making of loans or grants or loans and grants may be used for projects (in addition to other purposes for which funds may be used) of the following classes, in amounts not to exceed the sums specified for each such class : (a) For school projects (other than those included in subdivisions (b) and (c) of this section) to replace, eliminate, or ameliorate existing school facilities or conditions which, in the determination of the Adminstrator, are hazardous to the life, safety, or health of school children, $60,000,000 for grants and $11,000,000 for loans; (b) for projects which have been authorized, or for the financing of which bonds or other obligations have been authorized, at elections held prior to the date of enactment of this joint resolution, or for projects for which an authority or board constituting an independent corporation without taxing power has been specifically created by a State legislature prior to such date, $70,000,000 for grants and $22,000,000 for loans; (c) for projects for which appropriations have been made by the legislatures of the States, $15,000,000 for grants and $2,000,000 for loans; (d) for projects to be financed, except for the grant, by the issuance to contractors of tax or assessment securities at not less than their par value: Provided, That an allotment shall not be made for any such project unless the applicant has, in the determination of the Administrator, made or incurred substantial expenditures or obligations in contemplation of receiving an allotment, $5,000,000 for grants; (e) for projects for which funds have been tentatively earmarked by the Administrator but for which formal allotments have not been made, $54,000,000 for grants and $78,000,000 for loans : Provided, That the grant for any such project shall not exceed the amount tentatively earmarked as a grant for such project : Provided further, That the amount specified for any of the foregoing classes may be increased by not to exceed 15 per centum thereof by transferring an amount or amounts from any other class or classes in order to effectuate the purposes of the title. Sec. 205, Title II, pub. res. of June 29, 1937 (50 Stat. 358).

No new applications for loans or grants for non-Federal projects shall be received or considered by the Administration after the date of enactment of this joint resolution. Sec. 206, Title II, pub. res. of June 29, 1937 (50 Stat. 858).

See amendments to secs. 203 and 206, supra, in secs. 203, 204, Public Works Administration appropriation act, post, 899e.

899e. Public Works Administration appropriation act of 1938.--(a) In order to increase employment by providing for useful public works projects of the kind and character which the Federal Emergency Administrator of Public Works (herein called the “Administrator") has heretofore financed or aided in financing, pursuant to Title II of the National Industrial Recovery Act, the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935, the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1936, or the Public Works Administration Extension Act of 1937, there is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to remain available until June 30, 1940, the sum of $065,000,000, to be expended by such Administrator, subject to the approval of the President, for (1) the making of allotments to finance Federal projects, or (2) the making of loans or grants, or both, to States, Territories, possessions, political subdivisions, or other public bodies (herein called public agencies), or (3) the construction and leasing of projects, with or without the privilege of purchase, to any such public agencies: Provided, That no funds appropriated under this title shall be available for the acquisition of land to enlarge Indian Reservations.

(b) No funds appropriated under this title shall be allotted for any project which in the determination of the Administrator cannot be commenced prior to January 1, 1939, or the completion of which cannot be substantially accomplished prior to June 30, 1940: Provided, That this limitation upon time shall not apply to any project enjoined in any Federal or State court.

(c) Under subsection (a) (1) of this section not to exceed $200,000,000 shall be allotted to Federal agencies for Federal construction projects (including projects for making surveys and maps, not exceeding $2,500,000) in continental United States outside the District of Columbia, and such projects shall be selected from among the following classes : (1) Projects authorized by law and for the acquisition of land for sites for such authorized projects; (2) projects for the enlargement, extension, or remodeling of existing Federal plants, institutions, or facilities; (3) projects for hospitals and domiciliary facilities of the Veterans' Administration (including the acquisition of land for sites therefor) and any such allotments shall be available for the purposes and under the conditions specified in the appropriation for “Hospitals and domiciliary facilities” in the Inde pendent Offices Appropriation Act, 1939; and (4) projects for penal and correctional facilities under the Department of Justice including the acquisition of land for sites therefor: Provided, That not to exceed $15,000,000 of such allotments shall be made for military or naval purposes except for the housing or hospitalization of personnel or for storage of material, supplies, and equipment at existing establishments.

(d) No grant shall be made in excess of 45 per centum of the cost of any non-Federal project, and no project shall be constructed for lease to ang public agency unless the Administrator shall determine that the nonrecoverable portion of the cost of such project shall not exceed 45 per centum of the cost thereof.

(e) Not more than $750,000,000 of the funds appropriated under this title shall be used for grants, or for defraying the estimated nonrecoverable portion of the cost of projects constructed for lease to public agencies.

(f) Not more than $15,000,000 of the appropriation in this title shall be available for administrative expenses of the Administration during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1939; such amount and the amount made available in the Independent Offices Appropriation Act, 1939, for administrative expenses for the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works shall be available for administrative expenses thereof during such fiscal year for the purposes and under the conditions set forth in such Act, for such Administration, except that the condition therein that such administrative expenses are in "connection with the liquidation of said Administration” is hereby rescinded and both amounts are hereby made available, in addition to the other purposes, for the purchase and exchange of motor-propelled passenger-carrying vehicles for official use in field work and in the District of Columbia in a total amount not to exceed $75,000 but not more than $1,500 thereof shall be so expended for such purchase and exchange for use such District. And the Administrator shall reserve from the appropriation in this title an adequate amount for administrative espenses of the Administration for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1940, for the completion (except liquidation) of the activities of such Administration, subject to the authorization hereafter by annual appropriation acts for the utilization thereof.

(g) Not more than $400,000,000 may be used, from the moneys realized from the sale of securities acquired with funds made available by this title or with the proceeds of such securities, for the making of further loans hereunder.

(b) No Federal construction project, except flood control and water conservation or utilization projects now under actual construction, shall be undertaken or prosecuted under the appropriation in this title unless and until there shall have been allocated and irrevocably set aside Federal funds sufficient for its completion; and no moneys for a non-Federal project shall be paid from the funds made available by this title to any public agency unless and until adequate provision has been made, or in the opinion of the Administrator is assured, for financing such part of the entire cost thereof as is not to be supplied from Federal funds. Sec. 201, Title II, pub. res. of June 21, 1938 (52 Stat. 816).

The Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works is hereby continued to the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1941, and is hereby authorized to continue to perform all functions which it is authorized to perform on the date of enaetment hereof. All provisions of law existing on the date of enactment hereof, and relating to the availability of funds for carrying out any of the functions of such Administration are hereby continued to the end of such fiscal year, except that the date specified in the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1936, as amended by section 201 of the Public Works Administration Extension Act of 1937, prior to which, in the determination of the Administrator, projects for which moneys made available by such Act were authorized to be granted, can be substantially completed is hereby changed from “July 1, 1939” to “July 1, 1940." Sec. 202, Title II, pub. res. of June 21, 1938 (52 Stat. 817).

That portion of section 203 of the Public Works Administration Extension Act of 1937, which reads as follows, is hereby repealed: "; and after the date of the enactment of this joint resolution no allotment shall be made by the Administrator for any project the application for which has not been approved by the examining divisions of the Administration prior to such date." Sec. 203, Title II, pub. res. of June 21, 1938 (52 Stat. 817).

Section 206 of the Public Works Administration Extension Act of 1937 is hereby amended to read as follows:

SEC. 206. No new applications for loans or grants for non-Federal projects shall be received by the Administration after September 30, 1938: Provided, That this section shall not apply to applications amendatory of applications for projects received prior to October 1, 1938, and such applications shall be contined to projects, which, in the determination of the Administrator, can be started and completed within the time limits specified in section 201 (b) of the Public Works Administration Appropriation Act of 1938. Sec. 20', Title II, pub. res. of June 21, 1938 (52 Stat. 817).

899k. Emergency Relief appropriation act of 1938.--That in order to continue to provide work relief on useful public projects, and relief, in the United States and its Territories and possessions, there is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to remain available until June 30, 1939, as follows:

(1) To the Works Progress Administration, $1,425,000,000, together with the balances of allocations heretofore made or hereafter to be made to the Works Progress Administration under the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1937 and the joint resolution of March 2, 1938, which remain unobligated on June 30, 1938, and such amounts shall be available for (a) administration; (b) the prosecution of projects approved for such Administration under the provisions

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of the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935, the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1936, and the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1937, and the joint resolution of March 2, 1938, which projects shall not be subject to the limitations (1), (2), and (3) of (d) hereof; (c) aiding self-help and cooperative associations for the benefit of needy persons; and (d) the following types of public projects, Federal and non-Federal, subject to the approval of the President, and the amounts to be used for each class shall not, except as hereinafter provided, exceed the respective amounts stated, namely: (1) Highways, roads, and streets, $484,500,000; (2) public buildings; parks and other recreational facilities, including buildings therein; public utilities; electric transmission and distribution 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; eradication of insect pests; projects for the production of lime and marl in Wisconsin for fertilizing soil for distribution to farmers under such conditions as may be determined by the sponsors of such projects under provisions of State law; and miscellaneous construction projects, $655,500,000; and (3) educational, professional, clerical, cultural, recreational, production, service, including training for domestic service, and miscellaneous non-construction projects, $285,000,000: Provided, That the amount specified for any of the foregoing classes may be increased by not to exceed 15 per centum thereof by transfer or retransfer of an amount or amounts from any other class or classes: Provided further, That notwithstanding any other provisions of this Title, or of the Anti-Deficiency Act, the Works Progress Administrator is authorized, from time to time, out of funds appropriated in this sub-section, to use such amount or amounts not to exceed in the aggregate $25,000,000, as may be determined by the President to be necessary, for the purpose of providing direct relief for needy persons; such amounts may be used in the discretion and under the direction of the Presi. dent and through such agency or agencies as he may designate;

(2) To the Works Progress Administration for the National Youth Administration, $75,000,000, together with the balances of allocations heretofore made or hereafter to be made to the Works Progress Adininistration for the National Youth Administration under the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1937 and the joint resolution of March 2, 1938, which remain unobligated on June 30, 1938, and such sums shall be available to provide, subject to the approval of the President, on projects of the types specified under (1) (d) hereof for the Works Progress Administration, part-time work and training to needy young persons who are no longer in regular attendance at school and who have been unable to obtain employment, and to enable needy young persons to continue their education at schools, colleges, and universities;

(3) To the Secretary of Agriculture, $175,000,000, together with balances of allocations heretofore made or hereafter to be made to the Farm Security Administration under the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1937 and the joint resolution of March 2, 1938, which remain unobligated on June 30, 1938, and such sums shall be available for administration, loans, relief, and rural rehabilitation for needy persons;

(4) To the Department of the Interior, Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration, $6,000,000 together with the balance of allocations heretofore made or hereafter to be made to such Administration under the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1937 and the joint resolution of March 2, 1938, which remain unobligated on June 30, 1938, and such amounts shall be available for administration, loans, and rural rehabilitation for needy persons and for Federal and non-Federal projects of the type specified for the Works Progress Administration under limitations (1), (2), and (3) of (1) (d) hereof;

(5) To the following agencies for administrative expenses incident to carrying out the purposes of this title: (a) General Accounting Office, $4,180,000; (b) Treasury Department: Procurement Division, Branch of Supply $5,500,000; Division of Disbursement, $3,500,000; Office of the Treasurer, $750,000; Secret Service Division, $300,000; Office of Commissioner of Accounts and Deposits and Division of Bookkeeping and Warrants, $8,000,000 for administrative accounting; total, Treasury Department, $18,050,000; and (c) Department of Commerce, Bureau of Air Commerce, $325,000;

(6) To the United States Employees' Compensation Commission for expenditure in accordance with the provisions of section 16 of this title, $3,500,000; and any allocations heretofore made or hereafter to be made to such Commission under the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1937 or prior Emergency Relief Appropriation Acts shall not be rescinded or reallotted for any other purpose;

(7) To the following agencies for administrative expenses: (a) National Emergency Council, $850,000; (b) National Resources Committee, $750,000; and (c) Department of Labor, United States Employment Service, $3,000,000; and

(8) To the Department of Justice, $1,250,000, for administrative expenses in carrying out the provisions of section 5 of the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935;

Total of appropriations, title I, $1,712,905,000.

The funds made available by this title shall be used only for work relief or relief for persons in need except as otherwise specifically provided herein. Seo. 1, Title I, pub. res. of June 21, 1938 (52 Stat. 809).

The funds appropriated in this title to the Works Progress Administration shall be so apportioned and distributed over the period ending February 28, 1939, and shall be so administered during such period as to constitute the total amount that will be furnished to such Administration during such period for relief purposes, except that upon the happening of some extraordinary emergency or unusual circumstance, which could not be anticipated at the time of making such apportionment, the same may be waived or modified by the President, who shall fully set forth the reasons therefor at the time of any such action and communicate the same to Congress in connection with any estimates for additional appropriations to carry out the purposes of this title, but any such waiver or modification shall not have the effect of reducing the total period of apportionment of such funds as provided herein by more than one month; and the funds appropriated in this title to the Secretary of Agriculture, to the Works Progress Administration for the National Youth Administration, and to the other agencies, shall be so apportioned and distributed over the twelve months of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1939, and shall be so administered during such fiscal year as to constitute the total amounts that will be furnished to the Secretary of Agriculture, to the Works Progress Administration for the National Youth Administration, and to the other agencies during such fiscal year for the porposes of this title. Sec. 2, Title 1, pub. res. of June 21, 1938 (52 Stat. 810).

The Administrator of the Works Progress Administration is authorized to allocate to other Federal departments, establishments, and agencies, for the purpose of operating projects of the types specified for the Works Progress Administration under section 1 of this title, including administrative expenses of any such department, establishment, or agency incident to the operation of such projects, not to exceed $60,000,000 of the funds made available by such section

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