Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935

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The Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 was passed on April 8, 1935, as a part of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal. It was a large public works program for the jobless that included the Works Progress Administration.[1] It allocated $4.88 billion for this purpose.[2]

Of the funds appropriated by the act, $27 million was approved for the Federal Art Project, the Federal Writers' Project and the Federal Theatre Project under the WPA-sponsored Federal Project Number One.[3]:44


  1. ^ Faragher, John Mack, Mari Jo Buhle, Daniel Czitrom, and Susan Armitage. Out of Many: A History of the American People. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall. 2003. 727, 728.
  2. ^ Roosevelt, Franklin D. (August 26, 1935). "Letter on Allocation of Work Relief Funds". The American Presidency Project. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley. Retrieved 2015-03-02. 
  3. ^ Flanagan, Hallie (1965). Arena: The History of the Federal Theatre. New York: Benjamin Blom, reprint edition [1940]. OCLC 855945294.