Public Papers of John F. Kennedy, 1962

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Author: John F. Kennedy  | Date: October 24, 1962

487
Letter to Secretary Hodges Allocating Funds for the Acceleration of Public Works.
October 24, 1962

Dear Mr. Secretary:

Pursuant to the authority contained in the Public Works Appropriation Act, 1963, I hereby allocate from the appropriation for "Public Works Acceleration," to be expended by said agencies for the initiation or acceleration of public works projects as authorized by Public Law 87-658, approved September 14, 1962, and as set forth in your letter to me of October 24, 1962. The funds hereby allocated shall be available only for project expenses. Allocations for necessary administrative expenses of the agencies will be considered at a later date.

To Amount

Department of Agriculture $15,000,000
Department of Commerce 9,000,000
Department of Defense (Civil Functions) 9,000,000
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare 40,000,000
Department of the Interior 12,000,000
Housing and Home Finance Agency 80,000,000
Total $165,000,000

Will you please arrange for the necessary transfer of funds and advise the various agencies when this has been accomplished.
Sincerely,
JOHN F. KENNEDY

NOTE: Secretary Hodges’ letter of October 24, 1962, was released with the President’s reply.

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Chicago: John F. Kennedy, "487 Letter to Secretary Hodges Allocating Funds for the Acceleration of Public Works.," Public Papers of John F. Kennedy, 1962 in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, John F. Kennedy, 1962 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), Pp.913-915 Original Sources, accessed September 24, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CPRX5NBNA8R3ZM2.

MLA: Kennedy, John F. "487 Letter to Secretary Hodges Allocating Funds for the Acceleration of Public Works." Public Papers of John F. Kennedy, 1962, in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, John F. Kennedy, 1962 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), Pp.913-915, Original Sources. 24 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CPRX5NBNA8R3ZM2.

Harvard: Kennedy, JF, '487 Letter to Secretary Hodges Allocating Funds for the Acceleration of Public Works.' in Public Papers of John F. Kennedy, 1962. cited in , Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, John F. Kennedy, 1962 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), Pp.913-915. Original Sources, retrieved 24 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CPRX5NBNA8R3ZM2.