ERIC Number: ED381067
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Continuing Incentives in the Federal State Student Incentive Grant Program: An Assessment of the Effects of SSIG Allocations on the Creation, Maintenance, and Expansion of State Student Grant Programs, 1974-75 to 1992-93.
Davis, Jerry S.
This report describes how federal State Student Incentive Grant (SSIG) allocations have affected state expenditures on student grant programs, what state grant program directors believe would happen to their programs if SSIG funds were cut, and why members of the National Association of State Scholarship and Grant Programs (NASSGP) believe that the SSIG should receive continued and enhanced support. The report shows that the creation of the SSIG program in 1972 led to the establishment of need-based grant programs for postsecondary education in 22 states that did not previously have such programs. Increasing annual federal funding levels for SSIG contributed to statistically significant increased state expenditures on grant programs. Among the 26 states with the smallest programs, grant expenditures increased much more frequently when SSIG allocations grew than when they did not. A NASSGP survey of grant program directors found that 86 percent of states would have to reduce grants awards if they lost SSIG funding. NASSGP advocates full funding of the SSIG program at $105 million annually. (MDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Scholarship and Grant Programs.