ERIC Number: ED215077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of the Fiscal and Equity Provisions of the VEA. Volume 2. Part III: An Analysis of the Fiscal Provisions of the VEA.
Long, David C.; And Others
As part of a study of the Vocational Education Act (VEA) (see note), the clarity, consistency, and adequacy of the VEA fiscal requirements were examined. Six statutory provisions were identified. Three of these provisions govern the distribution of federal VEA funds from the state to local recipients: the application approval priorities, which require that states give priority to applicants proposing new programs located in depressed areas; the two funds distribution factors which states are to use to distribute VEA funds to applicants; and the additional priorities which states in funding certain programs are to give to applicants. The other three statutory provisions, in turn, affect the distribution of non-federal funds for vocational education: the matching requirements; the requirement that states and recipients maintain their efforts with respect to the aggregate amount of VEA funds received by each: and the non-supplanting provision which requires that VEA funds be used by states and recipients so as to ensure that federal funds supplement non-federal funds. Four major issues which cause problems in regard to the federal interpretations and state implementation of these fiscal requirements were identified in the study. They are (1) whether the statutory language describing application priorities is clear and adequate; (2) whether the provision specifying two funds distributions factors to local recipients is clear enough so that Congress's goals of equalizing the availability of vocational education resources can be realized; (3) whether the legal framework gives adequate guidance with respect to priority criteria and funds allocation; and (4) whether the legal framework contains adequate standards with respect to the interrelationship between federal VEA funds and funds from other sources used for vocational education programs. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Washington, DC.; Long and Silverstein, P.C., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Vocational Education Act 1963
Note: For related documents see CE 031 022-024.