Educational grants (11 - 20 of 21 items)
Women's Educational Equity Act: A Review of Program Goals and Strategies Needed
PEMD-95-6: Published: Dec 27, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 27, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's Women's Educational Equity Act (WEEA) Program, focusing on: (1) what interventions were implemented under WEEA between 1986 and 1991, by whom, for what audiences, and at what costs; (2) whether these activities promoted educational equity for women and reflected legislative requirements; and (3) how changes in program...
National Science Foundation: Better Use of Existing Resources Could Improve Program Administration
RCED-94-95: Published: Jun 24, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), focusing on: (1) how EHR establishes current and future priorities for its education programs; and (2) whether EHR has the resources it needs to effectively administer its programs.GAO found that: (1) EHR sets its program priorities through an informal proc...
Drug Education: Limited Progress in Program Evaluation
T-PEMD-93-2: Published: Mar 31, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1993.
GAO discussed drug education program evaluation, focusing on: (1) the Department of Education's grants to states and local school districts under the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) of 1986; (2) the Drug-Free School Recognition Program; and (3) other comprehensive community-based programs. GAO noted that: (1) little progress has been made in determining how effective various programs...
Pell Grant Validation Imposes Some Costs and Does Not Greatly Reduce Award Errors: New Strategies Are Needed
PEMD-85-10: Published: Sep 27, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1985.
GAO analyzed the Department of Education's efforts to verify data submitted by applicants to the Pell Grant Program through validation and the effects of validation on educational institutions and on student applicants for financial aid.GAO conducted: (1) in-depth case studies of 12 postsecondary schools representing the diversity of schools that Pell Grant recipients attend; and (2) a random samp...
Institutional Aid Under Title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965
127541: Jul 30, 1985
GAO testified on the changes made to the title III program of the Higher Education Act of 1965, which is the largest source of direct federal aid to higher education institutions. The program was created to strengthen the academic quality of developing institutions, those accredited or making progress towards accreditation, with financing for special projects and programs and with increased usage...
Funding Information on the State Student Incentive Grant Program and Other Need-Based Student Aid Programs
HRD-84-19: Published: Dec 29, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Education's State Student Incentive Grant (SSIG) program, concerning: (1) how the program is administered at the state level; (2) how much sederal SSIG money has been received and generated by the states; (3) the average income of students receiving SSIG awards; and (4) the impact of fiscal year (FY) 1982 funding re...
Procedures for Making Grant Awards Under Three Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs
HRD-83-68: Published: Jul 26, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO described the Department of Education's procedures for selecting field readers and awarding grants under the Women's Educational Equity Act Program (WEEAP), Talent Search Program, and the National Institute of Education's Unsolicited Proposal Program.Education selects WEEAP projects based on their active involvement in furthering educational equity for w...
Comments on Report Entitled "The Federal Program To Strengthen Developing Institutions of Higher Education Lacks Direction"
110837: Nov 9, 1979
GAO has reviewed the Office of Education's (OE) Strengthening Developing Institutions of Higher Education Program for a second time. Questions remain concerning whom the Program should be assisting, how it should be organized, and where it is going. The Program lacks direction. OE has not yet defined a developing institution or how such an institution reaches the mainstream of higher education. Pr...
Improvements Needed in the Migrant Education Program
HRD-79-100: Published: Aug 28, 1979. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1979.
In surveying the migrant education program in California, several areas needing improvement were identified. The migrant education program is administered by the Office of Education (OE). Program funds are to be used for establishing or improving needs of children of migratory farmworkers and fishermen.OE and California migrant education program officials face numerous problems that hinder their e...
The Basic Educational Opportunity Grant Program at Holliston Junior College
HRD-77-45: Published: Feb 15, 1977. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1977.
The Holliston Junior College Basic Educational Grant Program, which provides grants to needy students enrolled in a special secretarial program, was reviewed in response to charges of abuse of the program.As of June 1976, the college had awarded 248 Basic Grants, totaling about $238,000, to students enrolled in what appeared to be an ineligible secretarial program established in June 1975. Hollist...