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Locke, Dawn – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
Career and technical education (CTE) programs offer students opportunities to explore potential careers while learning technical and employability skills. Education administers funds for these programs through the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V). For fiscal year 2021, Congress authorized about $1.3…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Strategies, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2012
The School Improvement Grant (SIG) program funds reforms in low performing schools. Congress provided $3.5 billion for SIG in fiscal year 2009, and a total of about $1.6 billion was appropriated in fiscal years 2010-2012. SIG requirements changed significantly in 2010. Many schools receiving SIG funds must now use the funding for specific…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Grants, Federal Programs, Program Implementation
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2011
The U.S. Department of Education (Education) established the Race to the Top (RTT) grant fund to encourage states to support school reform efforts. In 2010, Education awarded 12 RTT grants totaling nearly $4 billion, making RTT the largest competitive grant fund ever administered by Education. Individual grantee awards ranged from $75 million to…
Descriptors: Grants, Federal Aid, Educational Change, Public Education
Shaul, Marnie S. – US Government Accountability Office, 2004
The federal government requires states that receive funds from the Child Care and Development Fund to establish basic health and safety requirements. The federal government also requires states receiving federal funds for child care to have procedures in place to ensure that providers being paid with grant dollars comply with the applicable safety…
Descriptors: Child Care, Safety, Health, Law Enforcement