42 U.S. Code § 12653a - Presidential awards for service

(a) Presidential awards
(1) In general
The President, acting through the Corporation, may make Presidential awards for service to individuals providing significant service, and to outstanding service programs.
(2) Individuals and programs
Notwithstanding section 12511 of this title—
(A) an individual receiving an award under this subsection need not be a participant in a program authorized under this chapter; and
(B) a program receiving an award under this subsection need not be a program authorized under this chapter.
(3) Nature of award
In making an award under this section to an individual or program, the President, acting through the Corporation—
(A) is authorized to incur necessary expenses for the honorary recognition of the individual or program; and
(B) is not authorized to make a cash award to such individual or program.
(b) Information
The President, acting through the Corporation, shall ensure that information concerning individuals and programs receiving awards under this section is widely disseminated.

Source

(Pub. L. 101–610, title I, § 198A, formerly § 198B, as added Pub. L. 103–82, title I, § 104(c),Sept. 21, 1993, 107 Stat. 843; renumbered § 198A and amended Pub. L. 111–13, title I, §§ 1803(b), 1804,Apr. 21, 2009, 123 Stat. 1554.)
References in Text

This chapter, referred to in subsec. (a)(2), was in the original “this Act”, meaning Pub. L. 101–610, Nov. 16, 1990, 104 Stat. 3127, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 12501 of this title and Tables.
Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 12653b of this title.
Prior Provisions

A prior section 12653a,Pub. L. 101–610, title I, § 198A, as added Pub. L. 103–82, title I, § 104(c),Sept. 21, 1993, 107 Stat. 842, related to clearinghouses, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 111–13, title I, § 1803(a)(1),Apr. 21, 2009, 123 Stat. 1554, effective Oct. 1, 2009.
Another prior section 12653a,Pub. L. 101–610, title I, § 195A, as added Pub. L. 102–484, div. A, title X, § 1092(a)(1),Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2523, which provided for establishment of Civilian Community Corps Demonstration Program, was renumbered section 152 ofPub. L. 101–610by Pub. L. 103–82, § 104(b), and transferred to section 12612 of this title.
Amendments

2009—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 111–13, § 1804, substituted “section 12511” for “section 12511 (19)”.
Effective Date of 2009 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 111–13effective Oct. 1, 2009, see section 6101(a) ofPub. L. 111–13, set out as a note under section 4950 of this title.

 

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