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1 various skills, and employment trends on a National, State,

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area, or other appropriate basis which shall be used in the

3 educational, training, counseling, and placement activities

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performed under this Act. In the administration of this

5 Act, the Secretary shall give the highest priority to per6 forming the duties prescribed by this section with particular 7

emphasis on identifying and publishing those occupations, 8 skills, industries, and geographic areas in which the supply 9 of qualified workers is insufficient to meet existing and fore10 secable future needs.

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“(b) The Secretary is further directed to develop and

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establish a program for matching the qualifications of unemployed, underemployed, and low-income persons with

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14 employer requirements and job vacancies on a local, inter

15 area, and nationwide basis. Such programs shall be designed 16 to provide a quick and direct means of communication among 17 local recruitment, job training and placement agencies and

18 organizations, and between such agencies and organizations

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on an interarca and nationwide basis, with a view to the

20 referral and placement of such persons in jobs. In the de

21 velopment of such a program, the Secretary shall establish

22 a network utilizing electronic data processing and telecom23munication systems for the storage, retrieval, and communi

24 cation of job and worker information.”

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4 SEC. 103. The Manpower Development and Training 5 Act of 1962 is further anıended by adding at the end thereof

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"SEC. 401. The purpose of this title is to provide mean11 ingful public and private employment opportunities in com12 munity service occupations for unemployed and low-income

13 residents of urban and rural poverty areas in order to meet

14 severe problems of unemployment and underemployment, to 15 prepare such persons for jobs in the private sector of the 16 economy, to increase opportunities for local entrepreneurship 17 through the creation of local service companies, and to meet

18 critical national needs for community services,

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"DEFINITIONS

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"SEC. 402. As used in this title

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21 “(1) 'Community service employment program' means

a program designed primarily to provide public or private 23 work and training opportunities to unemployed and low24 income persons in the fields of health, public safety, educa25 tion, recreation, streets, parks and municipal maintenance,

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1 housing and neighborhood improvement, conservation and 2 rural development, beautification, and other fields of human 3 betterment and community improvement.

“(2) 'Low-income' has the same meaning as provided 5 by section 125 of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964.

“ (3) ‘Local service company' means a corporation, 7 partnership or other business entity organized to operate 8 a community service employment program or component 9 thereof and owned in substantial part by unemployed or low

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10 income residents of one or more eligible areas.

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“(4) ‘Secretary' means the Secretary of Labor.
“(5) 'State' means each of the several States and the

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13 District of Columbia.

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“(6) ‘State agency' means the State agency designated

15 by the Governor of the State or an officer chosen by him or 16 by State law to develop and carry out the State plan for 17 the purposes of this title.

18 “AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS AND DISTRIBUTION

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OF FUNDS

20 "SEC. 403. (a) For the purpose of carrying out the 21 provisions of this title there is hereby authorized to be ap22 propriated the sum of $400,000,000 for the fiscal year end23 ing June 30, 1969, and the sum of $500,000,000 for the 24 fiscal year ending June 30, 1970. 25

“(b) From the sums appropriated for any fiscal year

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1 to carry out programs authorized under this title, the Secre

2 tary shall allot not less than 40 per centuin among the 3 States in accordance with criteria developed pursuant to sec4 tion 130 of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, except

5 that no State shall receive less than $1,000,000. Effective

6 after June 30, 1969, that part of each State's allotment 7 received pursuant to this subsection shall be available only

8 for financial assistance to the State agency for use pursuant

9 to a State plan approved under section 410, unless such 10 State agency has not submitted a State plan prior to a date 11 to be fixed by the Secretary, or the State plan is not ap12 proved by the Secretary. 13 "(c) The remainder of sums appropriated for any fiscal

14 year to carry out programs authorized by this title shall be

15 expended in accordance with such criteria as the Secretary

16 may prescribe.

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“(d) Funds allotted under this title for any

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18 to a State for use by a State agency to carry out a State

19 plan, which the Secretary determines are not required for the 20 purposes for which such funds were allotted, shall be avail21 able to prime sponsors within such State for such community 22 service employment programs as the Secretary determines 23 will contribute to carrying out the purposes of this title.

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"ELIGIBLE AREAS AND PRIME SPONSORS

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"SEC. 101. (a) The Secretary shall define and desig

nate all urban and rural areas containing high concentrations

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or proportions of memployed or low-income persons as areas 5 eligible for assistance under this title. Ile shall make such

6 designations ou a compreheusive basis and, wherever ap7

plicable, without regard to his intention or capacity to allocate funds to all sach arcas. A community program area

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designated under section 121 of the Economic Opportunity

10 Act of 1964 shall be deemed to be an eligible area for the

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purposes of this title. In eligible area may be a city, county, 12 multicity, or multicounty unit, an Indian reservation, or a

neighborhood or other area (irrespective of boundaries or 14 political subdivisions) which provides a suitable organiza15 tional base and possesses the commonality of interest needed

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16 for a community service manpower program. The Secretary

17 shall consult with the heads of other Federal agencies respon

18 sible for programs relating to community action, manpower

19 services, physical and cconomic developinent, small business 20 development, housing, education, liealth, and other com21 munity services to encourage the establishment of coter

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minous or complementary boundaries for planning purposes

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