CHAPTER 447

AN ACT TO PROVIDE SUMMER EMPLOYMENT FOR CERTAIN IMPOVERISHED ELDERLY OF THIS STATE AND TO MAKE A SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION THEREFOR.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. The sum of $25,000.00 is appropriated to the State of Delaware Commission For The Aging for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1969, for the purposes set forth herein.

Section 2. This Act is a supplementary appropriation and the money appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of funds in the General Fund of the State of Delaware not otherwise appropriated.

Section 3. Any money appropriated herein and unexpended shall not revert to the General Fund of the State of Delaware until June 30, 1969.

Section 4. The sums appropriated herein shall be expended for the purpose of providing employment for impoverished elderly of this State from the effective date hereof until October 30, 1969.

Section 5. Eligibles for the employment authorized by this Act shall be limited to a person who is at least 65 years of age and is a member of a household whose gross family income for 1967 was less than $3,000.00 plus $600.00 for each member of the household over 2 members.

Section 6. The provisions of Section 5 shall not apply to persons hired as staff who possess special training or skills if persons meeting the requirements of Section 5 with the special training or skills required are not readily available.

Section 7. In special circumstances the Director of State of Delaware Commission For The Aging, with the approval of the Governor, may waive the requirements of Section 5, provided he states in writing the reasons for the waiver. Priority shall in all cases, however, be given to those persons who meet the requirements of Section 5.

Section 8. Moneys earned by persons employed under programs provided for herein shall not be considered as income by the Department of Welfare in considering eligibility for assistance under any of its programs.

Section 9. The moneys appropriated herein may be used by the State of Delaware Commission For The Aging in its discretion, as matching funds for any grants or aid provided by (1) the government of the United States or any of its agencies; or (2) any private non-profit agency with a recognized competence in the field of aging.

Approved August 9, 1968.