ERIC Number: ED032052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Obtaining Financial Support for Community Services Programs.
To develop community service programs of genuine value, the junior college must have access to adequate funds. The usual sources are regular college funds; fees from enrollees; company, agency, or association sponsorship; and special funds. This paper deals mainly with the special sources--the local district, state board, federal grants, and foundations. In the search for financial support, the writer of the proposal must be able to specify the problem to be solved, the program proposed to deal with it, the expected results, the resources the college itself can provide, and the special qualities of the program that would interest the potential donor. He must also know the overall objectives of the funding source, the specific accomplishments it seeks, how the proposed program will meet these goals, and in what ways the program is preferable to others' proposals. For a project of local concern, the college's own district or state is the logical source of support. If the community service offered has wider application, funds are fairly readily available under several federal acts. For unique or experimental programs, the seeker of funds may approach any of several private foundations that are particularly interested in some aspect of education. The author gives suggestions on proposal writing and appends information on sources of federal money. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.