ERIC Number: ED162693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
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Conditions and Factors Associated with Successful Federal Funding. Resource Paper No. 15.
Young, John E.
In order to identify and analyze conditions and factors that may affect the success of two-year colleges in securing federal categorical aid funds, 28 public community colleges in Florida were studied. In fiscal year 1975, four had received more than $1,000,000 in federal categorical aid funds, three over $500,000, eleven between $125,000 and $500,000, and ten had received less than $125,000. After a preliminary survey, nine institutions were selected for site visitations. High-funded institutions had a well-planned federal relations/resource development program that was given top priority by the chief executive officer. Other factors influencing success in obtaining funds were clearly defined and obtainable institutional objectives, institutional credibility, a well-prepared project proposal, a full-time federal relations officer, careful targeting of proposals, close contact with federal agencies, and a high level of agreement between the chief executive officer and resource development personnel. Conditions characteristic of low-funded institutions included an administrative philosophy not conducive to actively seeking federal assistance, and lack of knowledge about the availability of funds and about how to start, support, and operate a resource development program. Personnel in low-funded institutions stressed a need for adequate time, staff, and financial support, and for assistance and opportunity to develop the sophistication and knowledge necessary for planning and initiating a resource development program. (AYC)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for Resource Development, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Florida