2 U.S. Code § 1161 - Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows and Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows
This section may be cited as the “Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows and Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program Act of 2008”.
There is established the Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship Program and the Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship Program.
The purpose of the Bill Emerson Hunger Fellowship Program is to address hunger and poverty in the United States.
Subject to subparagraph (B), the Secretary shall offer to provide a grant to the Congressional Hunger Center to administer the Fellowship Programs.
The Director shall make available Bill Emerson Hunger Fellowships and Mickey Leland Hunger Fellowships in accordance with this subsection.
To carry out subparagraph (A) and assist in the evaluation of the fellowships under paragraph (6), the Director shall, for each fellow, approve a work plan that identifies the target objectives for the fellow in the fellowship, including specific duties and responsibilities relating to those objectives.
A Bill Emerson Hunger Fellowship awarded under this section shall be for not more than 15 months.
Fellowships shall be awarded pursuant to a nationwide competition established by the Director.
Each fellow shall be entitled to receive an end-of-service award at an appropriate rate for each month of satisfactory service completed, as determined by the Director.
An individual awarded a fellowship from the Bill Emerson Hunger Fellowship shall be known as an “Emerson Fellow”.
Subject to paragraph (2), in carrying out this section, the Director may solicit, accept, use, and dispose of gifts, bequests, or devises of services or property, both real and personal, for the purpose of facilitating the work of the Fellowship Programs.
There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary such sums as are necessary to carry out this section, to remain available until expended.
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2008—Pub. L. 110–246, § 4401, amended section generally, substituting subsecs. (a) to (g) establishing the Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship Program and the Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship Program for former subsecs. (a) to (j) which established the Congressional Hunger Fellows Program.
2007—Subsec. (f)(4)(A). Pub. L. 110–161, which directed that subpar. (A) be amended by substituting “may” for “shall” and striking out “annual.”, was executed by making the substitution and striking out “annual” before “audit”, to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
Amendment of this section and repeal of Pub. L. 110–234 by Pub. L. 110–246 effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–234, except as otherwise provided, see section 4 of Pub. L. 110–246, set out as an Effective Date note under section 8701 of Title 7, Agriculture.
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