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Education Spending Bill Shows Trend Toward Earmarked Funding

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Dollar Amount Recipient Program Purpose
$5 million Universities, businesses, and schools in the Delaware Valley region of Pennsylvania Technology Innovation Challenge grants To develop a supercomputer network to be used by the consortium's members.
$7.3 million I Can Learn Technology Innovation Challenge grants Use technology to teach 8th grade algebra.
$800,000 Nicolet Area Technical College, Rhinelander, Wis. Technology Innovation Challenge grants To train K-12 teachers how to use the college's distance-learning equipment.
$8 million Iowa Communications Network Star Schools Expand the state's existing fiber-optic network.
$1.5 million Hays-Lodge Pole school district, Mont. (Identified as applicant No. 11-2815) Impact-aid construction Repair school buildings that pose serious health threats to students.''
$1.5 million Delta Greely school district, Alaska (Identified as applicant No. 36-4403) Impact-aid construction Repair school buildings that pose serious health threats to students.''
$350,000 Yonkers, N.Y. public schools. Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, national programs Expand school safety and drug prevention in schools with severe drug and violence problems.''
$1 million Advanced Technical Center, Mexico, Mo. Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education Technical education in community colleges and technical schools.
$3 million Empire State College within the State University of New York Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education Offer distance learning.
$500,000 Early Interventions for Children and Reading Problems, Washington Fund for the Improvement of Education Enhance teacher training in reading in nine elementary schools.
$8 million Iowa education department Fund for the Improvement of Education For a demonstration of public school facilities repair and construction.''
$350,000 White Plains, N.Y., city school district. Fund for the Improvement of Education Expand an unspecified after-school program.
$55,000 St. Stephen Life Center, Louisville, Ky. Fund for the Improvement of Education After-school program for at-risk students.
$1 million Unspecified state education agency. In accompanying report language, the state is identified as Utah. Fund for the Improvement of Education To pay for an appraisal of land belonging to the state's school trust that was claimed by the federal government as part of a national monument.

SOURCE: P.L. 105-78

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