ERIC Number: ED101803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Funding Sources for Community Services: The State and Local Community. Resource Paper No. 2.
Sharron, W. Harvey, Jr.
The community college is uniquely qualified by virtue of its comprehensiveness to serve as a recipient of many funds for programs and services which are relevant to its local needs. This report discusses the local situation, the state level, and the private sector as realistic avenues for funding. Basically, the most viable source for receiving funds from state and local sources is one of bilateral approach: the community college and a local agency or government cooperate in a common goal or activity. Resource sources on the local level include State and Local Fiscal Assistance Act of 1972 monies, city and county commissions, and regional planning agencies. State aid programs are also noted. The private sector, both on a state and local level, can be an excellent source of funds. In 1972, there were 245 community foundations with assets of over $1 billion in the United States, with business and corporate foundations available in almost every community. Questions the community college should be prepared to answer when pursuing private funds for community service programs are noted. Areas for potential funding and the type of programs supported are listed. (Author/AH)
Descriptors: Community Benefits, Community Services, Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship, Financial Support, Philanthropic Foundations, Private Financial Support, School Community Relationship, State Aid, State Federal Aid, State Programs, State School District Relationship, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for Resource Development, Washington, DC.