42 U.S. Code § 5021 - Promotion of National Senior Service Corps

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(a)
(1) In carrying out this subchapter, the Director shall consult with the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services, and any other Federal agencies administering relevant programs with a view to achieving optimal coordination with such other programs, and shall promote the coordination of projects under this subchapter with other public or private programs or projects carried out at State and local levels. Such Federal agencies shall cooperate with the Director in disseminating information about the availability of assistance under this subchapter and in promoting the identification and interest of low-income and other older persons whose services may be utilized in projects under this subchapter.
(2) To the maximum extent practicable, the Director shall enter into agreements with—
(A) the Department of Health and Human Services to—
(i) involve retired and senior volunteers, and foster grandparents, in Head Start programs;
(ii) involve retired and senior volunteers, and senior companions, in providing services authorized by title III of the Older Americans Act of 1965 [42 U.S.C. 3021 et seq.]; and
(iii) promote the recognition of such volunteers who are qualified to provide in-home services for reimbursement under title XVIII of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 1395 et seq.] for providing such services;
(B) the Department of Education to promote intergenerational tutoring and mentoring for at-risk children; and
(C) the Environmental Protection Agency to support conservation efforts.
(b)
(1) In carrying out this subchapter, the Director shall encourage and facilitate the efforts of private organizations to promote the programs established in parts A, B, and C of this subchapter and the involvement of older individuals as volunteers in such programs.
(2) The Director shall take appropriate actions to ensure that special efforts are made to publicize the programs established in parts A, B, and C of this subchapter, in order to facilitate recruitment efforts, to encourage greater participation of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds, living in urban or rural communities, and to emphasize the value of volunteering to the health and well-being of volunteers and the communities of such volunteers. Such actions shall include informing recipients of grants and contracts under this subchapter of all informational materials available from the Director.
(3) From funds appropriated under section 5082 of this title, the Director shall expend not less than $375,000 in each fiscal year to carry out paragraph (2).

Source

(Pub. L. 93–113, title II, § 221,Oct. 1, 1973, 87 Stat. 403; Pub. L. 96–143, § 18(b),Dec. 13, 1979, 93 Stat. 1083; Pub. L. 97–35, title VI, § 608(f)(2),Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 488; Pub. L. 101–204, title V, § 505,Dec. 7, 1989, 103 Stat. 1817; Pub. L. 103–82, title III, §§ 341(b)(2), 348,Sept. 21, 1993, 107 Stat. 904, 905; Pub. L. 111–13, title II, § 2146(a),Apr. 21, 2009, 123 Stat. 1589.)
References in Text

The Older Americans Act of 1965, referred to in subsec. (a)(2)(A)(ii), is Pub. L. 89–73, July 14, 1965, 79 Stat. 218. Title III of the Act is classified generally to subchapter III (§ 3021 et seq.) of chapter 35 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 3001 of this title and Tables.
The Social Security Act, referred to in subsec. (a)(2)(A)(iii), is act Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, 49 Stat. 620. Title XVIII of the Act is classified generally to subchapter XVIII (§ 1395 et seq.) of chapter 7 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see section 1305 of this title and Tables.
Amendments

2009—Pub. L. 111–13, § 2146(a)(1), substituted “Service” for “Volunteer” in section catchline.
Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 111–13, § 2146(a)(2), substituted “participation of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds, living in urban or rural communities” for “participation of volunteers”.
1993—Pub. L. 103–82, § 341(b)(2), substituted “National Senior Volunteer Corps” for “older American volunteer programs” in section catchline.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103–82, § 348(a), designated existing provisions as par. (1) and added par. (2).
Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 103–82, § 348(b), substituted “$375,000” for “$250,000”.
1989—Pub. L. 101–204substituted “Promotion of older American volunteer” for “Coordination with other Federal” in section catchline, designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), and added subsec. (b).
1981—Pub. L. 97–35substituted “Health and Human Services” for “Health, Education, and Welfare” and struck out reference to Community Services Administration.
1979—Pub. L. 96–143substituted “Community Services Administration” for “Office of Economic Opportunity”.
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.
Effective Date of 1993 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 103–82effective Oct. 1, 1993, see section 392 ofPub. L. 103–82, set out as a note under section 4951 of this title.

 

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