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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 1666

Education.

PUBLIC LAW 100-435—SEPT. 19, 1988 (1) in clause (i), by striking out "have no obligation" through "State agency shall; (2) in clause (v)— (A) by inserting "or the State under regulations issued by the Secretary," £ ^ r "the Secretary"; and (B) by inserting "employment, educational and training" after "other"; (3) by redesignating clause (v) (as amended by paragraph (2)) as clause (vi); and (4) by inserting after clause (iv), the following new clause: "(v) Educational programs or activities to improve basic skills or otherwise improve employability, including educational programs determined by the State agency to expand the job search abilities or employabliity of those subject to the program under this paragraph.". 0?) EMPLOYMENT ASSIGNMENTS AND CONCILIATION.—Section 6(d)(4)

Regulations.

Grants. Transportation.

Contracts.

(7 U.S.C. 2015(d)(4)) is amended— (1) by redesignating subparagraphs (H), (I), (J), (K), and (L) as subparagraphs (I), (J), (K), (M) and (N), respectively; and (2) by inserting after subparagraph (G), the following new subparagraph: "(H)(i) The Secretary shall issue regulations under which each State agency shall establish a conciliation procedure for the resolution of disputes involving the participation of an individual in the program. "(ii) Federal funds made available to a State agency for purposes of the component authorized under subparagraph (B)(v) shall not be used to supplant non-Federal funds used for existing services and activities that promote the purposes of this component.". (c) PARTICIPANTS' EXPENSES.—Section 6(d)(4)(I) (as redesignated by subsection (b) of this section), is amended to read as follows: "(I)(i) The State agency shall provide payments or reimbursements to participants in programs carried out under this paragraph, including individuals participating under subparagraph (G), for— "(I) the actual costs of transportation and other actual costs (other than dependent care costs), that are reasonably necessary and directly related to participation in the program, except that the State agency may limit such reimbursement to each participant to $25 per month; and "(II) the actual costs of such dependent care expenses that are determined by the State agency to be necessary for the participation of an individual in the program (other than an individual who is the caretaker relative of a dependent in a family receiving benefits under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 601 et seq.)) in a local area where an emplo5mtient, training, or education program under title IV of such Act is in operation or was in operation, on the date of enactment of the Hunger Prevention Act of 1988, but in no event shall such payment or reimbursements exceed $160 per dependent per month. Individuals subject to the program under this paragraph may not be required to participate if dependent care costs exceed $160 per dependent per month. "(ii) In lieu of providing reimbursements or pa3ntnents for dependent care expenses under clause (i), a State agency may, at its option, arrange for dependent care through providers by the use of purchase of service contracts or vouchers or by providing vouchers to the household.