ERIC Number: ED450937
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Adapting to Changing Conditions: Accessing State Tobacco Settlement Revenue for Out-of-School Time and Community School Initiatives. Strategy Brief, Volume 1, Number 6.
Cohen, Carol; Wegener, Victoria
Noting that out-of-school time and community school initiatives are operating in a rapidly changing policy context and that tobacco settlement funds provide a flexible, significant inflow of new state revenue, this strategy brief provides policymakers, community leaders, and program developers with background information on the tobacco settlement revenues and the policy decisions that each state must make to manage and allocate the funds. The brief also includes strategies that out-of-school time and community school leaders can use to access tobacco settlement revenue and highlights examples of how states are allocating tobacco settlement dollars to support school-age children and youth. Policy decision points for states are discussed in the following areas: (1) management/governance structure; (2) spending versus saving tobacco settlement revenue; and (3) substantive allocation of the revenues. The brief presents four strategies for accessing tobacco settlement funds: (1) making the case for tobacco funds to support out-of-school time programs; (2) accessing tobacco dollars to fund other supports and services for school-age children and youth; (3) using tobacco funds to build infrastructure; and (4) joining with others to influence decisions on how revenues are spent. For each strategy, examples of programs in various states are described. The brief concludes with contact information for additional organizational resources. (KB)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Income, Program Descriptions, Public Policy, State Government, State Programs
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Finance Project, Washington, DC.