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September 16, 1922


Author Affiliations

Director, Division of Hygiene, U. S. Children's Bureau WASHINGTON, D. C.

JAMA. 1922;79(12):959-964. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640120033012

The Sheppard-Towner act provides for the current fiscal year (1922) $10,000 for each state accepting the provisions of the act, and an additional sum of $1,000,000. Of this additional amount, not more than $50,000 is to be used for federal administration, and the remainder is to be apportioned to the states and granted if matched dollar for dollar by state appropriations—$5,000 to each state, the remainder to be apportioned on the basis of population.

After the present fiscal year the authorized annual expenditure is $5,000 unmatched to each state and, to be matched dollar for dollar, an additional $5,000 plus a prorated amount of the remaining $710,000 of the additional $1,000,000, after a maximum of $50,000 has been deducted for federal administration.

The federal board was changed from a board advisory to the Children's Bureau to the Federal Board of Maternity and Infant Hygiene, composed of the chief of the

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