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Appendix B: Major

Appendix B: Major Federal Adult Literacy and Basic Skills . Programs Fiscal year 1992 funding (in millions Federal agency Program Purpose of dollars) Department of Adult Education Act Education (AEA) Basic Grants AEA State Literacy Resource Centers AEA Workplace Literacy Partnerships AEA English Literacy Grants AEA National Programs Literacy for State and Local Prisoners Commercial Drivers Program Adult Education for the Homeless Special Programs for Indian Adults Primary Federal program for adults with inadequate basic $235.8 skills. Formula grants to State education agencies (SEAs) for adult basic education, secondary education, and English literacy. State set-asides for incarcerated and institutionalized adults, and teacher training and innovation. Centers chosen by Governor perform coordinating, re- 5.0 search, training, and technical assistance functions. Secretary makes competitive grants to partnerships of 19.3 education providers and private sector partners. Literacy programs for workers with less than high school education. (If appropriations exceed $50 million, program administered by States.) SEAS receive competitive grants for English literacy programs for limited English proficient (LEP) adults. Secretary also may fund demonstrations of innovative approaches for English literacy instruction. Secretary carries out range of national research andevalua- 9.0 tions in adult literacy; provides technical assistance; supports demonstration projects; and with Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Labor (DOL), funds National Institute for Literacy. Grants to State or local correctional agencies. Literacy 5.0 training for inmates. Competitive grants to business, labor, apprenticeship pro- 2.5 grams, and education agencies. Literacy programs help commercial drivers pass mandated test Discretionary grants to SEAs provide basic skills and literacy 9.8 training for the homeless. Competitive grants to Indian tribes and organizations lm- 4.3 prove education below the college level for Indian adults. 246 1.0

Appendix B-Major Federal Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Programs | 247 Fiscal year 1992 funding (in millions Federal agency Program Purpose of dollars) Even Start Family Literacy Bilingual Family English Literacy LSCA Title I Public Library Services Student Literacy corps Migrant Education High School Equiva- Iency Program (HEP) Department of Job Opportunities Health and Human and Basic Skills services (JOBS) State legalization Impact Assistance Grants (SLIAG) Refugee Resettlement Program Head Start Family Literacy Initiative SEAS receive formula grants for family literacy projects run $70.0’ by Iocal education agencies, community-based organizations, and others. Participants are educationally disadvantaged parents and their children ages O to 7 who live in areas eligible for Chapter 1 and Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) grants. Parents taught literacy and parenting skills; children receive education and school readiness. Competitive grants to educational institutions to help LEP adults and out-of-school youth achieve competence in English, support their children in school, and gain citizenship knowledge. Preference to families with children in Title Vll, ESEA. Secretary makes discretionary grants to State and local public Iibraries to support literacy programs in public libraries. Formula grants to State library agencies. Primary purpose: to expand public library services in underserved areas. States may also use funds to help public libraries provide adult literacy programs and to support model library literacy centers. Competitive grants to higher education institutions. Projects encourage undergraduates to volunteer as literacy tutors for adults and children. Competitive grants help migrant farmworkers or their children ages 17 or older obtain general equivalency diploma (GED) and proceed to job or higher education. Provides Aid for Families With Dependent Children (AFDC) recipients with education and training in order to avoid welfare dependence. State welfare agencies receive entitlements. Services must Include basic education, GED education, English as a second language (ESL), and job training. Participation mandated for some parents. Reimburses States for costs of public assistance, public health, and adult education for newly legalized aliens. Services include basic education, GED education, English literacy instruction, and citizenship instruction. States receive formula grants for social services for eligible refugees. Funds may be used for English language instruction. Head Start provides education, social services, and school readiness activities for low-income preschool children and their families. As of 1992, HHS requires every Head Start project to integrate family literacy activities Into regular practices. 6.1 8.2 83.9’ 5.4 8.3 1,000.O a ($1,1°=.9’ deferred until fiscal year 1993) 83.0’ (Minimum for family literacy. Total fiscal y- 1992 funding for Head Start was $2,202.0.)

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