Letter on Allocation of Work Relief Funds.
I am writing to inform you that all applications for allocation of funds from the $4,880,000,000 appropriation under the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935, approved April 8, 1935, must be in the hands of the Division of Applications and Information of the National Emergency Council not later than Thursday, September 12, 1935, in such form that they can be presented to the Advisory Committee on Allotments for final action at its meeting of September 17, 1935. No applications for allocation of funds will be received or considered thereafter.
It is planned that all allocations recommended by the Advisory Committee on Allotments up to and including September 17, 1935, and approved by me will have been acted upon by the Secretary of the Treasury and by the Comptroller General prior to September 24, 935. It is therefore directed that all governmental agencies, Federal, State, municipal, etc., be prepared on or before October 22, 1935, either to ask for bids for construction work or begin operations by direct labor (force account) on the project. Where projects are to be carried on under contracts, such contracts must be awarded and signed on or before December 15, 1935.
Very sincerely yours,
The President addressed the above letter to:
The Secretary of Agriculture
The Secretary of Commerce
The Secretary of the Interior
The Attorney General
The Secretary of Labor
The Secretary of the Navy
The Secretary of State
The Secretary of the Treasury
The Secretary of War
President, Civil Service Commission
Director, Emergency Conservation Work
Chairman, United States Employees' Compensation Commission
Administrator, Resettlement Administration
Administrator, Rural Electrification Administration
Administrator of Veterans' Affairs
Administrator, Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration
Administrator, Works Progress Administration
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Letter on Allocation of Work Relief Funds. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/209059