42 U.S. Code § 6722 - Financial assistance

§ 6722.
Financial assistance
(a) Payments to State and local governments

The Secretary of the Treasury (hereafter in this subchapter referred to as the “Secretary”) shall, in accordance with the provisions of this subchapter, make payments to States and to local governments to coordinate budget-related actions by such governments with Federal Government efforts to stimulate economic recovery.

(b) Authorization of appropriationsSubject to the provisions of subsections (c) and (d) of this section, there are authorized to be appropriated for each of the five succeeding calendar quarters (beginning with the calendar quarter which begins on July 1, 1977) for the purpose of payments under this subchapter—
(1)
$125,000,000, plus
(2)
$30,000,000 multiplied by the number of whole one-tenth percentage points by which the rate of seasonally adjusted national unemployment for the most recent calendar quarter which ended three months before the beginning of such quarter exceeded 6 per centum.
(c) Aggregate authorization

In no case shall the aggregate amount authorized to be appropriated under the provisions of subsection (b) of this section for the five successive calendar quarters beginning with the calendar quarter which begins July 1, 1977, exceed $2,250,000,000.

(d) TerminationNo amount is authorized to be appropriated under the provisions of subsection (b) of this section for any calendar quarter if—
(1)
the average rate of national unemployment during the most recent calendar quarter which ended three months before the beginning of such calendar quarter did not exceed 6 percent, or
(2)
the rate of national unemployment for the last month of the most recent calendar quarter which ended three months before the beginning of such calendar quarter did not exceed 6 percent.
Amendments

1977—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 95–30, § 602(a), substituted “July 1, 1977” for “July 1, 1976” in introductory provisions preceding par. (1) and in par. (2) substituted “$30,000,000 multiplied by the number of whole one-tenth” for “$62,500,000 multiplied by the number of one-half” and “such quarter exceeded 6 per centum” for “such calendar quarter exceeded 6 percent”.

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 95–30, § 602(b), substituted “five successive calendar quarters beginning with the calendar quarter which begins July 1, 1977, exceed $2,250,000,000” for “five calendar quarters beginning with the calendar quarter which begins July 1, 1976, exceed $1,250,000,000”.

1976—Subsec. (d)(1). Pub. L. 94–447 substituted “6 percent, or” for “6 percent, and”.

 

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