ERIC Number: ED165675
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: 0
State Reappropriation of Federal Funds for Higher Education: Reasonable Control or Program Disruption?
Johnson, Joseph E.
The topic of state reappropriation of federal funds for higher education is addressed in this summary of a speech that sought to distinguish between reasonable program control by state legislatures and disruption of needed programs. The issue of a state legislature appropriating federal funds entering the state is before a number of legislatures. The debate centers on principles of government and poses new questions about relationships between state legislative and executive branches of government and between state and federal governments. The Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations drafted a model reappropriations bill that it recommends for adoption by all state legislatures. The intention is to establish within the states a reasonable means for examining the effects of federal funds received by the states for the programs of those states. A concern was to insure that long-term commitments were not made by the states. It is important that state reappropriation laws do not disrupt the ongoing processes of higher education, such as the availability of student aid funds and research efforts of universities. It is suggested that a conscientious effort be made by the states and schools to determine those areas in which reappropriation can be undertaken to increase needed information by the states without disrupting schools. The situations in Pennsylvania and Tennessee are discussed. (SW)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Federal State Relationship, Financial Policy, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Laws, State Federal Aid, State Legislation, States Powers
Southern Regional Education Board, 130 Sixth Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30313 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Pennsylvania; Tennessee
Note: A presentation to the Southern Regional Education Board Legislative Advisory Council; Parts may be marginally legible