ERIC Number: ED260872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Funding Sources for Migrant Education.
Despite 1983 Elementary and Secondary Education ACT (ESEA) Title I federal funding of over $255 million for more than 3,000 projects for some 600,000 migrant children and youth, there is still need for alternate funding sources to overcome spiraling inflation and increasing program costs and numbers of eligible children. Other federal, state, local, and private sector agencies that have traditionally served the poor, disadvantaged, and other special-need populations could also serve migrant students. Potential sources include the amended Chapter I and Chapter II of TItle I ESEA; Title VII ESEA bilingual funds; 27 federal agencies listed in the Federal Catalog of Domestic Programs as having funding priorities for migrants; states' Title I set-aside monies; state agencies for employment, training, health and human services, and agriculture; and local service agencies funded by economic development block grant monies or United Way dollars. Tapping private sector resources requires appropriate long range, coordinated planning and sustained effort including the following six steps; identifying alternative funding sources using tools like the Foundation Directory; researching sources to identify common interests; determining how to approach the source; cultivating new sources; acknowledging sources for past services on similar populations; and thanking sources for donated time and effort. (NEC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I