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1 among those programs and community service employment

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programs assisted under this title.

3 “ (1) For each cligible area, the Secretary shall recog4 nize a public or private nonprofit organization which shall

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serve as the prime sponsor to receive funds under section 405

6 (except as otherwise provided in section 405 (c)). A prime

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sponsor recognized under the provisions of section 122 of the

8 Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 shall be deemed to be the 9 prime sponsor for its eligible area for the purposes of this

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“FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

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“SEC. 405. (a) The Secretary is authorized to provide

13 financial assistance to prime sponsors having a community

14 employment plan approved by bim pursuant to section 409

15 and an application approved by him pursuant to section 16 406, and to State agencies having a State plan approved 17 by him pursuant to section 410 for the planning, conduct, 18 administration and evaluation of community service employ

19 ment programs.

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“ (b) Financial assistance under this section shall in

21 clude, but not be limited to, programs and activities de

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“(1) to provide jobs immediately to unemployed

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or low-income persons who are otherwise unable to

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“(2) to provide placement services and resources for such persons completing manpower training and anti

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poverty programs assisted by Federal funds, particularly programs under title II of this Act and under the Eco

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nomic Opportunity Act of 1964; 6

“(3) to assure that persons employed in a com7 munity service employment program are provided op8

portunity for further education, training and necessary 9

supportive services, including pretraining services, re10

habilitative and preventive services for narcotic and alco

holic addicts, basic maintenance, transportation, health, 12

family, day care, counseling, placement and other serv13

ices, as may be necessary for them to participate in such 14 program and to be prepared to gain regular competitive 15

employment in the future; 16

“(4) to promote the establishment of local service 17

companies and the use of service development organiza18 tions to encourage the establishment of such companies. 19 For purposes of providing education, training, and supportive 20 services set forth in paragraph (3) of this subsection, funds 21

appropriated under this title may be used to carry out such 22 service programs under other titles of this Act and under 23 other provisions of Federal law, by reimbursement to other 24 Federal departments and agencies where appropriate, if the 25 Secretary determines that such use of funds is the most effec

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1 tive method of providing such services. Financial assistance

2 under this section may include loans for the purchase of

3 supplies and equipment necessary to carry out community

4 service employment programs. 5 “ (c) The Secretary or the State agency may provide 6 financial assistance to a public agency or private organization

7 other than a prime sponsor to carry out one or more com

8 munity service employment programs or components thereof 9 whenever the Secretary or such agency determines, after 10 soliciting and considering comments of the prime sponsor, if 11 any, that such assistance would enhance program effective12 ness or acceptance on the part of persons served and would

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"APPLICATIONS

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"SEC. 406. The Secretary may provide financial assist16 ance under this title only upon application by a State agency, 17 pursuant to an approved State plan, a prime sponsor, pur18 suant to an approved community employment plan, or an19 other eligible applicant which contains assurances satisfactory

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“(1) establish adequate administrative controls over

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programs to be assisted under this title;

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“(2) establish effective and efficient personnel policies designed to serve the purposes of this title;

“ (3) establish procedures for proper accounting of

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Federal funds, necessary reporting, and evaluation of

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such programis;

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“(4) carry out such other requirements and condi

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tions as are set forth in this title.

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LOCAL SERVICE COMPANIES

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"SEC. 407. (a) Whenever practicable, the Secretary 7 and the State agencies shall encourage and give preference 8 to applications under which community service employment

programs are to be carried out on a contractual basis by 10 local service companies. Such contracts may provide for 11 financial incentives to be paid to such local service companies 12 for satisfactory and superior performance of such programs.

“ (1) In c-ler to promote the establishment and development of local service companies on a self-sustaining basis, 15 the Secretary is authorized, under the authority contained in 16 section 405, to provide financial assistance to public agencies 17

or private organizations to act as service development orga18 nizations. Such financial assistance may be provided for the

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costs of programs operated by service development organiza

20 tions to assist in the establishment and maintenance of local

21 service companies, including but not limited to the follow

22 ing:

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" (1) planning and research, including feasibility

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“(2) legal and technical assistance, business coun

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seling, management and training assistance, assistance in

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obtaining contracts or subcontracts from public or private

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sources, and other related services, including the provi

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sion of business services on a centralized basis; and

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“ (3) financial assistance, including the provision of startup capital and assistance in securing performance

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or other bonds needed by the company or its employees.

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A service development organization may, pursuant to regil

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lations issued by the Secretary, be permitted to take a minority equity interest in a local service company and to

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deal with such a company on a franchise or other profit

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"(c) In developing local service companies and service development organizations, the Secretary and the State

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agencies may make use of services available from other

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Federal agencies and from private organizations, including appropriate private technical assistance organizations, in a

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"SEC. 408. (a) The Secretary shall encourage the

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development of, and is authorized to, provide financial as

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sistance under section 405 for community service employment programs in the field of public safety. Such programs

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may include the development of employment and training

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opportunities for community service officers and other sup

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