Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935

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The Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 was passed on April 8 during the "Second Hundred Days" as a part of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal. It was a "large-scale public works program for the jobless" which included the Works Progress Administration.[1] It allocated $5 billion for this purpose.

The bill included funds for the Federal Arts Project, the Federal Writer Project, and the Federal Theater Project.


  1. ^ Faragher, John Mack, Mari Jo Buhle, Daniel Czitrom, and Susan H. Armitage. Out of Many: A History of the American People. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall. 2003. 727, 728.