43 U.S. Code § 1626 - Relation to other programs

(a) Continuing availability of otherwise available governmental programs
The payments and grants authorized under this chapter constitute compensation for the extinguishment of claims to land, and shall not be deemed to substitute for any governmental programs otherwise available to the Native people of Alaska as citizens of the United States and the State of Alaska.
(b) Supplemental nutrition assistance program
Notwithstanding section 5 (a) and any other provision of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (78 Stat. 703), as amended [7 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.], in determining the eligibility of any household to participate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program, any compensation, remuneration, revenue, or other benefit received by any member of such household under this chapter shall be disregarded.
(c) Eligibility for need-based Federal programs
In determining the eligibility of a household, an individual Native, or a descendant of a Native (as defined in section 1602 (r) of this title) to—
(1) participate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program,
(2) receive aid, assistance, or benefits, based on need, under the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 301 et seq.], or
(3) receive financial assistance or benefits, based on need, under any other Federal program or federally-assisted program,
none of the following, received from a Native Corporation, shall be considered or taken into account as an asset or resource:
(A) cash (including cash dividends on stock received from a Native Corporation and on bonds received from a Native Corporation) to the extent that it does not, in the aggregate, exceed $2,000 per individual per annum;
(B) stock (including stock issued or distributed by a Native Corporation as a dividend or distribution on stock) or bonds issued by a Native Corporation which bonds shall be subject to the protection of section 1606 (h) of this title until voluntarily and expressly sold or pledged by the shareholder subsequent to the date of distribution;
(C) a partnership interest;
(D) land or an interest in land (including land or an interest in land received from a Native Corporation as a dividend or distribution on stock); and
(E) an interest in a settlement trust.
(d) Federal Indian programs
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, Alaska Natives shall remain eligible for all Federal Indian programs on the same basis as other Native Americans.
(e) Minority and economically disadvantaged status
(1) For all purposes of Federal law, a Native Corporation shall be considered to be a corporation owned and controlled by Natives and a minority and economically disadvantaged business enterprise if the Settlement Common Stock of the corporation and other stock of the corporation held by holders of Settlement Common Stock and by Natives and descendants of Natives, represents a majority of both the total equity of the corporation and the total voting power of the corporation for the purposes of electing directors.
(2) For all purposes of Federal law, direct and indirect subsidiary corporations, joint ventures, and partnerships of a Native Corporation qualifying pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be considered to be entities owned and controlled by Natives and a minority and economically disadvantaged business enterprise if the shares of stock or other units of ownership interest in any such entity held by such Native Corporation and by the holders of its Settlement Common Stock represent a majority of both—
(A) the total equity of the subsidiary corporation, joint venture, or partnership; and
(B) the total voting power of the subsidiary corporation, joint venture, or partnership for the purpose of electing directors, the general partner, or principal officers.
(3) No provision of this subsection shall—
(A) preclude a Federal agency or instrumentality from applying standards for determining minority ownership (or control) less restrictive than those described in paragraphs (1) and (2), or
(B) supersede any such less restrictive standards in existence on February 3, 1988.
(4)
(A) Congress confirms that Federal procurement programs for tribes and Alaska Native Corporations are enacted pursuant to its authority under Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution.
(B) Contracting with an entity defined in subsections  [1] (e)(1) or (e)(2) of this section or section 1452 (c) of title 25 shall be credited towards the satisfaction of a contractor’s small or small disadvantaged business subcontracting goals under section 502 of P.L. 100–656, provided that where lower tier subcontractors exist, the entity shall designate the appropriate contractor or contractors to receive such credit.
(C) Any entity that satisfies subsection (e)(1) or (e)(2) of this section that has been certified under section 637 of title 15 is a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise for the purposes of Public Law 105–178.
(f) Omitted
(g) Civil Rights Act of 1964
For the purposes of implementation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 2000a et seq.], a Native Corporation and corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, trusts, or affiliates in which the Native Corporation owns not less than 25 per centum of the equity shall be within the class of entities excluded from the definition of “employer” by section 701(b)(1) ofPublic Law 88–352 (78 Stat. 253), as amended [42 U.S.C. 2000e (b)(1)], or successor statutes.


[1]  So in original. Probably should be “subsection”.

Source

(Pub. L. 92–203, § 29, as added Pub. L. 94–204, § 4,Jan. 2, 1976, 89 Stat. 1147; amended Pub. L. 100–241, § 15,Feb. 3, 1988, 101 Stat. 1812; Pub. L. 102–415, §§ 10, 11,Oct. 14, 1992, 106 Stat. 2115; Pub. L. 105–333, § 5,Oct. 31, 1998, 112 Stat. 3131; Pub. L. 107–117, div. B, § 702,Jan. 10, 2002, 115 Stat. 2312; Pub. L. 107–206, title III, § 3003,Aug. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 924; Pub. L. 110–234, title IV, § 4002(b)(1)(A), (C), (2)(GG),May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1095, 1096, 1098; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title IV, § 4002(b)(1)(A), (C), (2)(GG),June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 1857, 1859.)
References in Text

The Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, referred to in subsec. (b), is Pub. L. 88–525, Aug. 31, 1964, 78 Stat. 703, which is classified generally to chapter 51 (§ 2011 et seq.) of Title 7, Agriculture. Section 5(a) of the Act is classified to section 2014 (a) of Title 7. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 2011 of Title 7 and Tables.
The Social Security Act, referred to in subsec. (c)(2), is act Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, 49 Stat. 620, as amended, which is classified generally to chapter 7 (§ 301 et seq.) of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see section 1305 of Title 42 and Tables.
Section 502 of P.L. 100–656, referred to in subsec. (e)(4)(B), is section 502 of title V of Pub. L. 100–656, Nov. 15, 1988, 102 Stat. 3881, which amended section 644 (g) of Title 15, Commerce and Trade.
Public Law 105–178, referred to in subsec. (e)(4)(C), is Pub. L. 105–178, June 9, 1998, 112 Stat. 107, as amended, known as the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century. The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise provisions of the Act were contained in section 1101 (b), formerly set out as a note under section 101 of Title 23, Highways. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title of 1998 Amendment note set out under section 101 of Title 23 and Tables.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964, referred to in subsec. (g), is Pub. L. 88–352, July 2, 1964, 78 Stat. 241, as amended, which is classified principally to subchapters II to IX (§ 2000a et seq.) of chapter 21 of Title 42. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 2000a of Title 42 and Tables.
Codification

Pub. L. 110–234and Pub. L. 110–246made identical amendments to this section. The amendments by Pub. L. 110–234were repealed by section 4(a) ofPub. L. 110–246.
Subsec. (f) amended section 1702 (3), (4) of Title 30, Mineral Lands and Mining, and provided for effective date of such amendment.
Amendments

2008—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 110–246, § 4002(b)(1)(C), (2)(GG), which directed substitution of “Food and Nutrition Act of 2008” for “Food Stamp Act”, was executed by making the substitution for “Food Stamp Act of 1964” to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
Pub. L. 110–246, § 4002(b)(1)(A), (2)(GG), substituted “supplemental nutrition assistance program” for “food stamp program”.
Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 110–246, § 4002(b)(1)(A), (2)(GG), which directed substitution of “supplemental nutrition assistance program” for “food stamp program”, was executed by making the substitution for “Food Stamp Program” to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
2002—Subsec. (e)(4). Pub. L. 107–117added par. (4).
Subsec. (e)(4)(B). Pub. L. 107–206, § 3003(1), substituted “subsections (e)(1) or (e)(2)” for “subsection (e)(2)” and directed the substitution of “small or small disadvantaged business subcontracting goals under section 502 of P.L. 100–656, provided that where lower tier subcontractors exist, the entity shall designate the appropriate contractor or contractors to receive such credit” for “obligations under section 7 of P.L. 87–305”, which was executed by making the substitution for “obligations under section 7 ofPublic Law 87–305”, to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
Subsec. (e)(4)(C). Pub. L. 107–206, § 3003(2), substituted “subsection (e)(1) or (e)(2)” for “subsection (e)(2)”.
1998—Subsec. (c)(3)(A). Pub. L. 105–333, § 5(1), inserted “and on bonds received from a Native Corporation”.
Subsec. (c)(3)(B). Pub. L. 105–333, § 5(2), inserted before semicolon at end “or bonds issued by a Native Corporation which bonds shall be subject to the protection of section 1606 (h) of this title until voluntarily and expressly sold or pledged by the shareholder subsequent to the date of distribution”.
1992—Subsec. (e)(1), (2). Pub. L. 102–415, § 10, inserted “and economically disadvantaged” after “minority”.
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 102–415, § 11, substituted “of entities excluded from the definition of ‘employer’ by” for “defined in” and “section 701(b)(1)” for “section 701(b)”.
1988—Subsecs. (c) to (g). Pub. L. 100–241added subsecs. (c) to (g).
Effective Date of 2008 Amendment

Amendment of this section and repeal of Pub. L. 110–234by Pub. L. 110–246effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–234, except as otherwise provided, see section 4 ofPub. L. 110–246, set out as an Effective Date note under section 8701 of Title 7, Agriculture.
Amendment by section 4002(b)(1)(A), (C), (2)(GG) ofPub. L. 110–246effective Oct. 1, 2008, see section 4407 ofPub. L. 110–246, set out as a note under section 1161 of Title 2, The Congress.

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