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receive no living allowance or stipend and only such other support or allowances as the Director determines, pursuant to regulations, are required because of unusual or special circumstances affecting the project.
(c) The services of any person, if otherwise allowable as a non-Federal contribution toward the cost of any program or project assisted under this or any other Federal Act, shall not be disallowed merely by reason of actions of the Director under this section in providing for or assisting in the recruitment, referral, or preservice training of such person.
SPECIAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS
SEC. 821. The Director is authorized to conduct, or provide by grant or contract for, special volunteer programs designed to stimulate and initiate improved methods of providing volunteer services and to encourage wider volunteer participation, in furtherance of the purposes of this title. Not to exceed 10 per centum 42 USC of the sums appropriated or allocated from any appropriation 2993a to carry out this title for any fiscal year may be used for programs under this section.
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DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS TO HELP YOUNG ADULT CRIMINAL OFFENDERS
SEC. 822 (a) The Director is authorized to conduct, or to make grants, contracts, or other arrangements for the conduct of demonstration projects in not more than four areas during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1968, and in not more than six areas during each of the two succeeding fiscal years, under which
(1) volunteers under part A, and members of the Teacher Corps furnished pursuant to this section, provide criminal offenders aged sixteen through twenty-five with intensive education, training, and counseling for at least a six-month period prior to their release from confinement and for at least a six-month period thereafter;
(2) not more than one hundred such volunteers are employed pursuant to this section during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1968, and not more than one hundred and fifty such volunteers are so employed during each of the two succeeding fiscal years;
(3) the Commissioner of Education furnishes, on a reimbursable basis, for the purpose of this section, members of the Teacher Corps who have been recruited and trained by one or more institutions of higher education; and
(4) not more than forty such members are furnished pursuant to this section during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1968, and not more than sixty such members are so furnished during each of the two succeeding fiscal years. (b) Members of the Teacher Corps enrolled for purposes of this section, who are not experienced teachers, shall be compensated at the rate of $75 per week plus $15 per week for each dependent. Such members who are experienced teachers shall be compensated at a rate to be fixed by the Commissioner of
Education. Assignment of members of the Teacher Corps pursuant to this section shall be without regard to the provisions of section 513(c) of the Higher Education Act of 1965.
PART C-GENERAL PROVISIONS
COORDINATION WITH OTHER PROGRAMS
SEC. 831. The Director shall take necessary steps to coordinate volunteer programs authorized under this title with one another, with community action programs, and with other related Federal, State, local, and national programs. These steps shall include, to the extent feasible, actions to promote service by volunteers or former volunteers in the full-time programs authorized under part A in providing necessary support to programs under part B, and actions to encourage persons serving as part-time or short- 42 USC term volunteers to make commitments under part A as regular or associate full-time volunteers. The Director shall also consult with the heads of other Federal, State, local, and national agencies responsible for programs related to the purpose of this Act with a view to encouraging greater use of volunteer services in those programs and establishing in connection with them systematic procedures for the recruitment, referral, or necessary preservice orientation or training of part-time volunteers serving pursuant to this part.
PARTICIPATION OF OLDER PERSONS
SEC. 832. In carrying out this title, the Director shall take necessary steps, including the development of special projects where appropriate, to encourage the fullest participation of older persons and older persons membership groups as volunteers and 42 USC participant agencies in the various programs and activities au- 2994a thorized under this title and, because of the high proportion of older persons within the poverty group, shall encourage the development of a variety of volunteer services to older persons, including special projects, to assure that they are served in proportion to their need.
APPLICATION OF FEDERAL LAW
SEC. 833. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), volunteers under this title shall not be deemed Federal employees and shall not be subject to the provisions of laws relating to Federal employment.
(b) Individuals who receive either a living allowance or a stipend under part A shall, with respect to such services or training, (1) be deemed, for the purposes of subchapter III of chapter 73 of title 5 of the United States Code, persons employed in the 42 USC executive branch of the Federal Government, and (2) be deemed 2994b Federal employees to the same extent as enrollees of the Job Corps under section 116(a) (1), (2), and (3) of this Act, except that for purposes of the computation described in 116(a) (2)
(B) the monthly pay of a volunteer shall be deemed to be that received under the entrance salary for GS-7 under section 5332 of title 5, United States Code.
SEC. 834. (a) The Director shall prescribe regulations to assure that service under this title is limited to activities which would not otherwise be performed and which will not result in the displacement of employed workers or impair existing contracts for service.
(b) All support, including transportation provided to volunteers under this title, shall be furnished at the lowest possible cost consistent with the effective operations of volunteer programs.
(c) No agency or organization to which volunteers are as42 USC signed hereunder, or which operates or supervises any volunteer 2994c program hereunder shall request or receive any compensation for services of volunteers supervised by such agency or organization.
(d) No funds authorized to be appropriated herein shall be directly or indirectly utilized to finance labor or anti-labor organization or related activity.
(e) Persons serving as volunteers under this title shall provide such information concerning their qualifications, including their ability to perform their assigned tasks and their integrity, as the Director shall prescribe and shall be subject to such procedures, for selection and approval as the Director may require. The Director may fix such special procedures for the selection and approval of low-income residents of the area to be served by a program who wish to become volunteers as he determines will contribute to carrying out the purposes of this title.
DURATION OF PROGRAM
SEC. 835. The Director shall carry out the programs provided for in this title during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1967, and the three succeeding fiscal years. For each such fiscal year only 42 USC such sums may be appropriated as the Congress may authorize 2994d by law.
PROVISIONS OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AMENDMENTS
The following provisions of the Economic Opportunity Amendments of 1967, while relating to the conduct of programs under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, do not amend the Act as such and therefore are not included in the foregoing compilation of provisions of the Act, as amended.
AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL
SEC. 2. For the purpose of carrying out programs under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 (other than part C of title I of such Act), there is hereby authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1968, the sum of $1,980,000,000, of which, subject to the provisions of section 616 of such Act, the amounts appropriated or made available by appropriation Act shall not exceed $295,000,000 for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of part A of title I of such Act, $476,000,000 42 USC for the purpose of carrying out part B of title I, $60,000,000 for the purpose of carrying out part D of title I, $950,000,000 for the purpose of carrying out title II, $20,000,000 for the purpose of carrying out part A of title III, $27,000,000 for the purpose of carrying out part B of title III, $10,000,000 for the purpose of carrying out section 406 of title IV, $70,000,000 for the purpose of carrying out part A of title V, $25,000,000 for the purpose of carrying out part B of title V, $16,000,000 for the purpose of carrying out title VI, and $31,000,000 for the purpose of carrying out title VIII, and there is authorized to be appropriated $2,180,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1969.
TITLE II—INVESTIGATION AND EVALUATION BY THE
SEC. 201. The Comptroller General of the United States (hereinafter in this title referred to as the Comptroller General) is au- 2702 Note thorized and directed to make an investigation in sufficient depth of programs and activities financed in whole or in part by funds authorized under section 2 of this Act, in order to determine—
(1) the efficiency of the administration of such programs and activities by the Office of Economic Opportunity and by local public and private agencies carrying out such programs and activities; and
(2) the extent to which such programs and activities achieve the objectives set forth in the relevant part or title of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 authorizing such programs or activities.
SEC. 202. The Comptroller General shall make such interim reports as he deems advisable and shall transmit his final report to the Congress not later than December 1, 1968. Such final report 2702 Note shall contain a detailed statement of his findings and conclusions together with such recommendations, including recommendations for additional legislation as he deems advisable.
POWERS OF THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL
SEC. 203. (a) The Comptroller General or, on the authorization of the Comptroller General, any officer of the General Accounting 2702 Note
Office, may, for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this title, hold such hearings, take such testimony, and sit and act at such times and places as he deems advisable. Any officer designated by the Comptroller General may administer oaths or affirmations to witnesses appearing before the Comptroller General or such designated officer.
(b) Each department, agency, and instrumentality of the executive branch of the Government, including independent agencies, is authorized and directed to furnish to the Comptroller 2702 Note General, upon request made by him, such information as he deems necessary to carry out his functions under this title. (c) The Comptroller General is authorized
(1) to appoint and fix the compensation of such staff personnel as he deems necessary without regard to the provisions of title 5, United States Code, governing appointments in the competitive service, and without regard to the provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of such title relating to classification and General Schedule pay rates, and
(2) to procure temporary and intermittent services to the same extent as is authorized by section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, but at rates not to exceed $100 a day for individuals.
(d) The Comptroller General is authorized to enter into contracts with Federal or State agencies, private firms, institutions, and individuals for the conduct of research or surveys, the preparation of reports, and other activities necessary to the discharge of his duties under this title.
SEC. 204. There are hereby authorized to be appropriated such 2702 Note sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this title.
TITLE III-CRIMINAL PROVISIONS
SEC. 301. (a) Whoever, being an officer, director, agent, or employee of, or connected in any capacity with, any agency receiving financial assistance under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 embezzles, willfully misapplies, steals, or obtains by fraud any of the moneys, funds, assets, or property which are the subject of a grant or contract of assistance pursuant to the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned for not more than two years, or both; but if the amount so embezzled, misapplied, stolen, or obtained by fraud does not exceed $100, he shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
(b) Whoever, by threat of procuring dismissal of any person from employment or of refusal to employ or refusal to renew a contract of employment in connection with a grant or contract of assistance under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 induces any person to give up any money or thing of any value