On the Block
President Bush has proposed eliminating funding for these 45 federal education programs in his fiscal 2004 budget. The programs' fiscal 2003 funding is shown in parentheses.
Adult Education National Leadership Activities ($9.4 million): Pays for efforts to improve adult education.
Advanced Credentialing ($9.9 million): Supports teachers seeking advanced certification or other credentials.
Alcohol Abuse Reduction ($24.8 million): Combats alcohol use by secondary students.
Arts in Education ($33.8 million): Finances various arts programs and curricula.
B.J. Stupak Olympic Scholarships ($1 million): Provides postsecondary financial aid for Olympic aspirants.
Close Up Fellowships ($1.5 million): Endows fellowships for Close Up Washington visits for needy students.
Community Technology Centers ($32.3 million): Funds centers with computers and training for disadvantaged students.
Comprehensive Regional Assistance Centers ($27.8 million): Supports 15 centers that seek to help states and schools.
Comprehensive School Reform ($231.1 million): Underwrites school improvement efforts.
Dropout Prevention Programs ($10.9 million): Finances various efforts to keep students in school, or bring them back.
Eisenhower Math and Science Education Clearinghouse ($5 million): Repository of K-12 mathematics and science research.
Eisenhower Math and Science Education Regional Consortia ($14.9 million): Disseminates top math and science instructional materials and provides technical assistance.
Elementary and Secondary School Counseling ($32.3 million): Gives grants for K-12 counseling.
Exchanges with Historic Whaling and Trading Partners ($7 million): Supports programs for Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and certain Massachusetts families and students.
Federal Perkins Loans, Capital Contributions ($99.4 million): Bankrolls a revolving fund for federally backed, campus-based college loans.
Foreign Language Assistance ($16.1 million): Promotes expansion of foreign-language instruction.
Higher Education Demonstration Projects for Students with Disabilities ($7 million): Subsidizes activities to improve college-level education for students with disabilities.
Javits Gifted and Talented ($11.2 million): Supplements local education efforts for gifted students.
Leveraging Education Assistance Partnerships ($66.6 million): Stimulates need-based college- grant programs by states.
Literacy Programs for Prisoners ($5 million): Seeks to reduce recidivism of inmates by teaching "life skills."
Loan Forgiveness for Child Care Providers ($1 million): Forgives direct college loans to encourage day-care workers to teach in low- income communities.
Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers ($2.3 million): Supports rehabilitation services for migratory workers with disabilities.
National Writing Project ($16.9 million): Supports nonprofit organization that promotes effective teaching of writing.
Occupational and Employment Information ($9.4 million): Provides supplement for state career guidance and academic counseling.
Parental Assistance Information Centers ($42.2 million): Offer parent education and family-involvement programs.
Physical Education Program ($59.6 million): Pays for physical education equipment.
Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology ($62 million): Prepares prospective teachers to use technology in instruction.
Projects with Industry ($21.9 million): Helps individuals with disabilities obtain employment and advance their careers.
Ready to Teach ($14.4 million): Provides grants to improve core-curriculum instruction and distribute video instructional aids.
Recreational Programs ($2.6 million): Supports recreation activities for individuals with disabilities.
Regional Educational Laboratories ($67.1 million): Provide educational research, training, and technical assistance.
Regional Technology in Education Consortia ($9.9 million): Supports technical assistance and professional development in technology use.
Rural Education ($167.7 million): Gives grants to improve education in rural areas.
School Leadership ($12.4 million): Underwrites recruitment, training, and retention of principals and assistant principals.
Smaller Learning Communities ($160.9 million): Establishes or expands smaller school-within-a-school learning networks in large high schools.
Star Schools ($27.3 million): Supports distance education projects.
State Community Service Grants for Expelled/Suspended Students ($49.7 million): Finances community-service programs for expelled and suspended students.
State Grants for Incarcerated Youth Offenders ($18.4 million): Provides grants to correctional agencies for literacy and life-skills programs for jailed youths.
Supported Employment State Grants ($37.9 million): Supports employment programs for individuals with significant disabilities.
Tech-Prep Demonstration ($5 million): Subsidizes secondary technical education programs at community colleges.
Tech-Prep Education State Grants ($107.3 million): Supports secondary-postsecondary links to integrate academic and vocational education.
Thurgood Marshall Program ($5 million): Helps minority or low-income college students gain access to law schools.
Underground Railroad Program ($2.2 million): Subsidizes facilities that display and interpret artifacts from the 19th-century effort to help escaped slaves.
Vocational Education National Programs ($11.9 million): Pays for various vocational education efforts.
Women's Education Equity ($3 million): Promotes educational equity for girls and women.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education
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