ERIC Number: ED215392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
The Diverse Sources of Federal Financial Support of Schools. School Finance Project. Working Paper.
Federal programs outside the Department of Education (ED) provide significant financial support to elementary and secondary education, according to this paper. The authors give capsule descriptions of over two dozen such non-ED programs, compare changes in non-ED funding with shifts in ED aid, evaluate the impact of non-ED aid on different regions of the country, and briefly note the implications of projected cuts in federal programs. Among the sources of non-ED aid are Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) programs, Head Start, general revenue sharing, local public works assistance, Appalachian regional development programs, the Farmers Home Administration, revenues from use of federal lands, federally-operated schools for the Defense Department and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Job Corps, veterans benefits, social security, federal research activity in education, agricultural extension programs, prisons, and deductions from federal taxes. The authors chart the changes in non-ED aid from 1974 to 1982, in constant and current dollars, and note that the Plains and Great Lakes states receive less per-capita assistance than other regions from both ED and non-ED sources. (RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.