CHAPTER 63

AN ACT TO PROVIDE SUMMER EMPLOYMENT FOR CERTAIN YOUTHS 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 $350,000 is appropriated to the Delaware State Development Department 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 revert to the General Fund of the State of Delaware on October 31, 1969.

Section 4. The sums appropriated herein shall be expended for the purpose of providing summer employment and related activities for disadvantaged youths of the State during the summer of 1969.

Section 5. The Director of the Delaware State Development Department shall initiate such summer program and shall act as its Administrator.

Section 6. Eligibility for the employment authorized by this Act shall be limited to a person:

(a) who is over 14 and under 21 years of age, or who is 21 years of age or older and a college or university student; and

(b) who is a member of a household whose gross family income in 1968 was less than $4,000 plus $600 for each member of the household in excess of two; and

(c) who is not employed in any other job in which he or she receives governmental funds or aid.

Section 7. In special circumstances the Administrator of the program may, with the approval of the Governor, waive the requirements of Section 6, provided that the reasons for the waiver are stated in writing. Priority for inclusion in the program shall, however, be given to those persons meeting the requirements of Section 6.

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 Administrator, with the approval of the Governor, in their discretion, as matching funds for any grants or aid provided by the Government of the United States or any of its agencies for purposes consistent with this Act.

Section 10. The Administrator of the program shall utilize at least one-half of the funds appropriated in this Act for the benefit of youths residing in the City of Wilmington, and at least one-half of the youths employed in the program shall be residents of the City of Wilmington.

Section 11. The Administrator shall make all rules and regulations necessary to accomplish the purposes of this Act.

Approved May 8, 1969,