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42 U.S. Code § 12611 - Purpose

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It is the purpose of this division to authorize the operation of, and support for, residential and other service programs that combine the best practices of civilian service with the best aspects of military service, including leadership and team building, to meet national and community needs. The needs to be met under such programs include those needs related to—
natural and other disasters;
infrastructure improvement;
environmental stewardship and conservation;
energy conservation; and
urban and rural development.
Editorial Notes

Section was formerly classified to section 12653 of this title prior to renumbering by Pub. L. 103–82, § 104(b).

Prior Provisions

A prior section 12611, Pub. L. 101–610, title I, § 160, Nov. 16, 1990, 104 Stat. 3157, authorized Commission to make grants to Directors of Peace Corps and ACTION to carry out training and educational benefits demonstration programs, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 103–82, § 104(a).


2009—Pub. L. 111–13 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section provided that the purpose of this division was to authorize the establishment of a Civilian Community Corps to provide a basis for certain determinations.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 2009 Amendment

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