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the name of Future Farmers of America and the initials FFA as representing an agricultural membership organization and such seals, emblems, and badges as the corporation may lawfully adopt. (36 U.S.C. 286) Enacted Aug. 30, 1950, P.L. 740, 81st Cong., sec. 16, 64 Stat. 566.
Sec. 17. As a condition precedent to the exercise of any power or privilege granted to the corporation under this Act, the corporation shall file in the Office of the Secretary of State, or similar officer, in each State and in each Territory or possession of the United States in which subordinate associations or chapters are organized the name, and post office address of an authorized agent in such State, Territory, or possession upon whom legal process or demands against the corporation may be served. (36 U.S.C. 287) Enacted Aug. 30, 1950, P.L. 740, 81st Cong., sec. 17, 64 Stat. 567.
SEC. 18. The United States Commissioner of Education, with the approval of the Federal Security Administrator, is authorized to make available personnel, services, and facilities of the Office of Education requested by the board of directors of the corporation to administer or assist in the administration of the business and activities of the corporation. The personnel of the Office of Education shall not receive any compensation from the corporation for their services, except that travel and other legitimate expenses as defined by the Commissioner of Education and approved by the board of directors of the corporation may be paid. The Commissioner, with the approval of the Administrator, is also authorized to cooperate with the State boards for vocational education to assist in the promotion of the activities of the corporation. (36 U.S.C. 289) Enacted Aug. 30, 1950, P.L. 740, 81st Cong., sec. 18, 64 Stat. 567.
SEC. 19. The corporation may acquire the assets of the Future Farmers of America, a corporation organized under the laws of the State of Virginia, and of the Future Farmers of America Foundation, Incorporated, a corporation organized under the laws of the District of Columbia, upon discharging or satisfactorily providing for the payment and discharge of all of the liabilities of such corporations. (36 U.S.C. 289) Enacted Aug. 30, 1950, P.L. 740, 81st Cong., sec. 19, 64 Stat. 567.
SEC. 20. The provisions of this Act shall take effect on the filing, in the office of the clerk of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia of affidavits signed by the incorporators named in the first section of this Act to the effect that the Virginia corporation known as the Future Farmers of America has been dissolved in accordance with law, but only if such affidavits are filed within one year from the date of enactment of this Act. (36 U.S.C. 290) Enacted Aug. 30, 1950, P.L. 740, 81st Cong., sec. 20, 64 Stat. 567.
SEC. 21. The right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressively reserved.
(36 U.S.C. 291) Enacted Aug. 30, 1950, P.L. 740, 81st Cong., sec. 21, 64 Stat. 567. Approved August 30, 1950.
Career Education Incentive Act
AN ACT To authorize a career education program for elementary and secondary
schools, and for other purposes.
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 “Career Education Incentive Act”.
SEC. 2. The Congress declares that
(1) a major purpose of education is to prepare every individual for a career suitable to that individual's preference,
(2) career education should be an integral part of the Nation's educational process which serves as preparation for work,
(3) career education holds promise of improving the quality of education and opening career opportunities for all students by relating education to their life aspirations, and
(4) educational agencies and institutions (including agencies and institutions of elementary and secondary education, higher education, adult education, employment training and retraining, and vocational education) should make every effort to ful
fill that purpose.
(20 U.S.C. 2601) Enacted Dec. 13, 1977, P.L. 95–207, sec. 2, 91 Stat. 1464.
SEC. 3. In recognition of the prime importance of work in our society and in recognition of the role that the schools play in the lives of all Americans, it is the purpose of this Act to assist States and local educational agencies and institutions of postsecondary education, including collaborative arrangements with the appropriate agencies and organizations, in making education as preparation for work, and as a means of relating work values to other life roles and choices (such as family life), a major goal of all who teach and all who learn by increasing the emphasis they place on career awareness, exploration, decisionmaking, and planning, and to do so in a manner which will promote equal opportunity in making career choices through the elimination of bias and stereotyping in such activities, including bias and stereotyping on account of race, sex, age, economic status, or handicap.
(20 U.S.C. 2602) Enacted Dec. 13, 1977, P.L. 95–207, sec. 3, 91 Stat. 1464.
AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS
SEC. 4. There are authorized to be appropriated $50,000,000 for fiscal year 1979, $100,000,000 for fiscal year 1980, $100,000,000 for fiscal year 1981, $50,000,000 for fiscal year 1982, and $25,000,000 for fiscal year 1983 to carry out the provisions of this Act, other than section 11 of this Act.
(20 U.S.C. 2603) Enacted Dec. 13, 1977, P.L. 95–207, sec. 3, 91 Stat. 1464, amended Aug. 6, 1979, P.L. 96-46, sec. 6(1), 93 Stat. 343.
Sec. 5. (a)(1) From the funds appropriated pursuant to section 4 for each fiscal year which are not reserved under paragraph (2) of this subsection, the Commissioner shall allot to each State an amount which bears the same ratio to such funds as such State's population aged five to eighteen, inclusive, bears to the total population, aged five to eighteen, inclusive, of all the States, except that no State shall be allotted from such funds for each fiscal year an amount less than $125,000.
(2) From the remainder of the funds appropriated pursuant to section 4 for each fiscal year, the Commissioner may reseve
(A) an amount not to exceed 5 per centum each year for the administration of this Act and for making model program grants pursuant to section 10,
(B) an amount not to exceed 1 per centum each year for the purpose of carrying out the information program pursuant to section 12 of this Act,
(C) an amount not to exceed one-half of one per centum each year for the purpose of carrying out a national evaluation of the effectiveness of programs assisted under this Act in carrying out the purposes of this Act, and
(D) an amount equal to 1 per centum for the purpose of making payments to the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands in fur
therance of the purposes of this Act. (b)(1) Any funds allotted to a State under paragraph (1) of subsection (a) for which a State has not applied or for which a State application has not been approved shall be reallotted by ratably increasing the allocations of each of the States which have approved applications.
(2) If the sums appropriated for any fiscal year are not sufficient to make the allotments of the minimum amounts specified in paragraph (1) of subsection (a), such minimum amounts shall be ratably reduced. If additional sums become available during a fiscal year for which such allotments were reduced, such allotments shall be increased on the same basis as they were reduced.
(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, any State which receives, in any fiscal year, the minimum allotment prescribed under paragraph (1) of subsection (a) of this section does not have to comply with the provisions of section 6(6) relating to staff employed at the State level.
(20 U.S.C. 2604) Enacted Dec. 13, 1977, P.L. 95-207, sec. 5, 91 Stat. 1465.
Sec. 6. Every State desiring to receive funds appropriated under section 4 for fiscal year 1979 shall submit to the Commissioner an application containing assurances that
(1) the State educational agency will be the agency responsible for planning the use, and administering the expenditure, of funds received under this Act, other than funds made available under sections 10, 11, and 12;
(2) the State legislature and the Governor have been notified of the State's application for such funds;
(3)(A) the State will expend, from its own sources, for any fiscal year for which funds are received under this Act, an amount equal to or exceeding the amount which such State expended for career education during the fiscal year preceding the fiscal year for which the determination is made;
(B) the State will pay from non-Federal sources the non-Federal share of the costs of carrying out the State plan for fiscal year 1980 and for each of the three succeeding fiscal years;
(4) the State will make every possible effort to integrate career education into the regular education programs offered in elementary and secondary schools in the State;
(5)(A) the State educational agency will require that programs of career education assisted under this Act will be administered by State and local educational agencies in such a manner as to affect all instructional programs in elementary and secondary education, and will not be administered solely as a part of the vocational education program;
(B) the State educational agency will require that programs of career education will be coordinated by an individual having prior experience in the field of career education (who shall be designated as a State coordinator of career education);
(6) such agency will employ such staff as are necesssary to provide for the administration of this Act and programs of career education funded under this Act, including a person or persons experienced with respect to problems of discrimination in the labor market and stereotyping affecting career education, including bias and stereotyping on account of race, sex, age, economic status, or handicap, and including at least one professional trained in guidance and counseling who shall work jointly in the office of the principal staff person responsible for such administration and coordination and in the office of the State educational agency responsible for guidance and counseling, if any such office exists;
(7) such agency will continuously review the plan submitted under section 7 and will submit such amendments thereto as may be deemed appropriate in response to such agency's experience with the program;
(8) the State educational agency will comply with the provisions of section 9(b) with respect to the distribution of funds to local educational agencies within the State;
(9) the State educational agency will not allocate payments under this Act among local educational agencies within the State on the basis of per capita enrollment or through matching of local expenditures on a uniform percentage basis, or deny funds to any local educational agency if the applicable jurisdiction in which such agency is located is making a reasonable tax effort solely because such agency is unable to pay the non-Federal share of the costs of programs assisted under this Act;
(10) not less than 15 per centum of that portion of a State's grant for any fiscal year which is not reserved pursuant to section 9(b) will be used for programs described in section 8(a)(3)(B); and
(11) the funds received under this Act will be used in accordance with the provisions of section 8. (20 U.S.C. 2605) Enacted Dec. 13, 1977, P.L. 95–207., sec. 6, 91 Stat. 1466.
Sec. 7. Every State desiring to receive funds appropriated pursuant to section 4 shall submit to the Commissioner by July 1, 1979, a State plan which shall
(1) set out explicitly the objectives the State will seek to achieve by the end of each of the fiscal years for which funds are made available under this Act in implementing the goal of providing career education for students in elementary and secondary schools within the State, with special emphasis on overcoming sex bias and stereotyping, and set out the methods by which the State will seek each year to achieve such objectives with all resources available;
(2) describe the methods by which the funds received under this Act will be used, in accordance with section 8, to implement the overall objectives in each of the fiscal years for which funds are made available under this Act;
(3) set forth policies and procedures which the State will follow to assure equal access of all students (including the handicapped and members of both sexes) to career education programs carried out under the State plan;
(4) provide adequate assurance that the requirements of section 6 will be met in each fiscal year after fiscal year 1979; and
(5) provide proposed criteria to the Commissioner for the evaluation of the extent to which the State will achieve the ob
jectives set out in the State plan. (20 U.S.C. 2606) Enacted Dec. 13, 1977, P.L. 95-207, sec. 7, 91 Stat. 1467.
USE OF FUNDS
SEC. 8. (a) Subject to the provisions of sections 9(b) and 10, funds received under this Act may be used only to pay the Federal share of the total costs of
(1) employing such additional State educational agency personnel as may be required for the administration and coordination of programs assisted under this Act;
(2) providing State leadership for career education, either directly or through arrangements with public agencies and private organizations (including institutions of higher education), in
(A) conducting inservice institutes for educational personnel;
(B) training local career education coordinators;
(C) collecting, evaluating, and disseminating career education materials on an intrastate and interstate basis with special emphasis on overcoming sex bias and stereotyping;
(D) conducting statewide needs assessment and evaluation studies;
(E) conducting statewide career education leadership conferences;
(F) engaging in collaborative relationships with other agencies of State government and with public agencies and