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The following technical-assistance programs have been replaced by the Department of Education's comprehensive regional centers:

Chapter 1 technical-assistance centers $ 5.1 $ 5.9 -
Chapter 1 rural technical-assistance centers 5.0 3.9 -
Chapter 1 migrant-program coordination centers 2.7 1.2 -
Drug-free-schools regional centers 15.6 7.8 -
Indian education technical-assistance centers 3.8 2.2 -
Bilingual-education multifunctional resource centers 11.6 5.8 -
Bilingual-education evaluation-assistance centers 1.8 1.1 -
Funding for new comprehensive centers - 1.7 21.6
Total 45.6 29.6 21.6

NOTE: In fiscal 1995, Congress originally appropriated $44.5 million for technical-assistance efforts, of which at least $15 million was earmarked for launching the new centers. But a rescissions bill enacted last summer cut $14.9 million from the technical-assistance budget.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education.

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