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ERIC Number: ED502979
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 344
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1552-583X
Guide to U.S. Department of Education Programs, 2008
US Department of Education
This publication provides an overview of U.S. Department of Education programs authorized and funded under federal law for fiscal year 2008. This reference guide also includes information on the laboratories, centers, and other facilities funded by the Department that provide important resources for education. Readers will find funding information, contact information, and a web site for more information about each program. Each entry, which gives a brief overview of a program or resource, is listed initially by a broad topical heading, to which the table of contents is keyed. The program title and any commonly used names for the program come next, followed by the name of the principal office that administers the program. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) or ED number follow. Programs that do not have CFDA or ED numbers assigned are listed as "None" in this field. After the CFDA or ED number, information is provided about the entities that are eligible to apply to each program. Next comes information on any current competitions and the types of assistance available. Funding levels for fiscal year (FY) 2008 and the previous two fiscal years follow next. Most of the programs in the Guide received funding in FY 2008. A few programs that received no funding in FY 2008 also are included in the Guide because they are still disbursing continuation funds from previous years. Programs covered in this Guide are presented in the areas of (1) Academic Improvement; (2) Adult Education; (3) Assessment; (4) Career and Technical Education; (5) Child Care; (6) Civics; (7) Correctional Education; (8) Disability and Rehabilitation Research; (9) Disadvantaged Persons; (10) English Language Acquisition; (11) Federal Student Aid; (12) Foreign Language Instruction; (13) Higher and Continuing Education; (14) Impact Aid; (15) Indian Education; (16) International Education; (17) Migrant Education; (18) Postsecondary Improvement; (19) Professional Development; (20) Reading; (21) Rehabilitation; (22) Research; (23) Safe and Drug-Free Schools; (24) School Improvement; (25) Special Education; (26) Statistics; (27) Teacher and Principal Quality; (28) Technical Assistance; (29) Technology; and (30) Telecommunications. The Guide includes program and subject indexes; a CFDA Index; an Education Level index; and related web sites. New programs in the Guide include: College Access Challenge Grant Program; Hispanic-Serving Institutions--Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM); Special Olympics Education Programs; Strengthening Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving Institutions; Strengthening Native American-serving Nontribal Institutions; Strengthening Predominantly Black Institutions; Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grants; Teachers for a Competitive Tomorrow: Baccalaureate STEM and Foreign Language Teacher Training; and Teachers for a Competitive Tomorrow: Masters STEM and Foreign Language Teacher Training. [For "Guide to U.S. Department of Education Programs, 2007," see ED499022.]
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Community; Students; Teachers; Administrators; Researchers; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education (ED), Office of Communications and Outreach
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A