ERIC Number: ED364392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov-19
Reference Count: N/A
Land-Grant Status for Certain Indian Colleges. Report To Accompany S. 1345 from the Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, 103d Congress, 1st Session (November 2, 1993).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
This report provides background on Senate Bill 1345 to establish land-grant status for 24 tribally controlled community colleges, 2 tribally controlled vocational colleges, 2 Bureau of Indian Affairs postsecondary institutions, and the Institute of American Indian Arts. Brief sections describe the history of the 73 existing land-grant institutions, the benefits of land-grant status, and the present status and enrollments of the 29 Indian institutions. This committee report amends the bill and recommends passage. The bill authorizes an endowment of $23 million for the 29 institutions; an annual appropriation of $50,000 for each institution to be used for instruction in food and agricultural sciences; an annual appropriation of $5 million for state land-grant colleges entering into cooperative agreements with the designated institutions for the delivery of extension services; and an appropriation of $1.7 million for 5 years for construction of research facilities. Dr. John Tippeconnic, Director of Office of Indian Education Programs, testified that the Bureau of Indian Affairs supports the bill and points out that Indian colleges serve the special needs of the rural Indian population in much the same way as land-grant colleges serve the rural population. (KS)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.