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tive of the public and of institutions of higher education in the State, or, if no such State agency exists, shall establish such a State agency, and submit to the Commissioner through the agency so designated or established (hereafter in this part referred to as the "State commission"), a State plan for such participation. The Commisisoner shall approve any such plan which—
(1) provides that it shall be administered by the State commission; (2) set forth, consistently with basic criteria prescribed by regulation pursuant to section 604, objective standards and methods (A) for determining the relative priorities of eligible projects for the acquisition of laboratory and other special equipment (other than supplies consumed in use), including audiovisual materials and equipment for classrooms or audiovisual centers, and printed and published materials (other than textbooks) for classrooms or libraries, suitable for use in providing education in science, mathematics, foreign languages, history, geography, government, English, other humanities, the arts, or education at the undergraduate level in institutions of higher education, and minor remodeling of classroom or other space used for such materials or equipment; (B) for determining relative priorities of eligible projects for (i) the acquisition of television equipment for closed-circuit direct instruction in such fields in such institutions (including equipment for fixed service instructional television, as defined by the Federal Communications Commission, but not including broadcast transmission equipment), (ii) the acquisition of necessary instructional materials for use in for such television instruction, and (iii) minor remodeling necessary for such television equipment; and (C) for determining the Federal share of the cost of each such project;
(3) provides (A) for assigning priorities solely on the basis of such criteria, standards, and methods to eligible projects submitted to the State commission and deemed by it to be otherwise approvable under the provisions of this part; and (B) for approving and recommending to the Commissioner, in the order of such priority, applications covering such eligible projects, and for certifying to the Commissioner the Federal share, determined by the State commission under the State plan, of the cost of the project involved;
(4) provides for affording to every applicant, which has submitted to the State commission a project, an opportunity for a fair hearing before the commission as to the priority asigned to such project or as to any other determination of the commission adversely affecting such applicant; and
(5) provides (A) for such fiscal control and fund accounting procedures as may be necessary to assure proper disbursement of and accounting for Federal funds paid to the State commission under this part, and (B) for the making of such reports, in such form and containing such information, as may be reasonably necessary to enable the Commissioner to perform his functions under this part.
(20 U.S.C. 1123) Enacted Nov. 8, 1965, P.L. 89-329, Title VI, sec. 603, 79 Stat. 1262.
TITLE VII-CONSTRUCTION OF ACADEMIC FACILITIES
SEC. 704. (a) Any State desiring to participate in the grant program authorized by this part for any fiscal year shall submit for that year to the Commissioner through the State Commission a State plan for such participation. Such plan shall be submitted at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as may be necessary to enable the Commissioner to carry out his functions under this part and shall
(1) provide that it shall be administered by the State Commission; (2) set forth objective standards and methods which are consistent with basic criteria prescribed by regulations pursuant to section 706, for
(A) determining the relative priorities of eligible projects submitted by institutions of higher education within the State for the construction of academic facilities, and
(B) determining the Federal share of the development cost of each such project;
(3) provide that the funds apportioned for any fiscal year under section 702 or 703 shall be used only for the purposes set forth therein;
(4) provide for
(A) assigning priorities solely on the basis of such criteria, standards, and methods to eligible projects submitted to the State Commission and found by it otherwise approvable under the provisions of this part, and
(B) approving and recommending to the Commissioner, in the order of such priority, applications covering such eligible projects, and for certifying to the Commissioner the Federal share of the development cost of the project involved;
(5) provide for affording to every applicant which has submitted a project to the State Commission an opportunity for a fair hearing before the State Commission as to the priority assigned to such project, or as to any other determination of the State Commission adversely affecting such applicant;
(6) provide for-
(A) such fiscal control and fund accounting procedures as may be necessary to assure proper disbursement of, and accounting for, Federal funds paid to the State Commission under this part, and
(B) making such reports, in such form and containing such information, as may be reasonably necessary to enable the Commissioner to perform his functions under this part.
(b) The Commissioner shall approve any State plan submitted under this section if he determines that it complies with the provisions of this section and other appropriate provisions of this title. (20 U.S.C. 1132a-3) Enacted June 23, 1972, P.L. 92-318, sec. 161, 86 Stat. 290, 291.
B. GENERAL EDUCATION PROVISIONS ACT AS AMENDED BY
SUPPORT FOR IMPROVEMENT OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION
SEC. 404. (a) Subject to the provisions of subsection (b), the Secretary is authorized to make grants to, and contracts with, institutions of postsecondary education (including combinations of such institutions) and other public and private educational institutions and agencies (except that no grant shall be made to an educational institution or agency other than a nonprofit institution or agency) to improve postsecondary educational opportunities by providing assistance to such educational institutions and agencies for
(1) encouraging the reform, innovation, and improvement of postsecondary education, and providing equal educational opportunity for all;
(2) the creation of institutions and programs involving new paths to career and professional training, and new combinations of academic and experimental learning;
(3) the establishment of institutions and programs based on the technology of communications;
(4) the carrying out in postsecondary educational institutions of changes in internal structure and operations designed to clarify institutional priorities and purposes;
(5) the design and introduction of cost-effective methods of instruction and operation;
(6) the introduction of institutional reforms designed to expand individual opportunities for entering and reentering institutions and pursuing programs of study tailored to individual needs;
(7) the introduction of reforms in graduate education, in the structure of academic professions, and in the recruitment and retention of faculties; and
(8) the creation of new institutions and programs for examining and awarding credentials to individuals, and the introduction of reforms in current institutional practices related thereto.
(b) No grant shall be made or contract entered into under subsection (a) for a project or program with any institution of postsecondary education unless it has been submitted to each appropriate State Commission established under section 1202 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and an opportunity afforded such Commission to submit its comments and recommendations to the Secretary.
(c) For the purposes of this section, the authority granted to the Commissioner in part D of this Act shall apply to the Secretary.
(d) The Secretary may appoint, for terms not to exceed three years, without regard to the provisions of title 5 of the United States Code governing appointments in the competitive service, not more than five technical employees to administer this section who may be paid without regard to the provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of such title relating to classification and General Schedule pay rates.
(e) There are authorized to be appropriated $10,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1973, $50,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1974, and $75,00,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1975, for the purposes of this section. (20 U.S.C. 1221d) Enacted June 23, 1972, P.L. 92-318, sec. 301(a)(2), 86 Stat, 327.
[From the Federal Register, vol. 38, No. 58, Mar. 27, 1973]
PROPOSED REGULATIONS UNDER SECTION 404, CEPA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE
Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
[45 CFR Ch. XV]
SUPPORT FOR IMPROVEMENT OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION
Notice of proposed rule making
Pursuant to the authority contained in section 404 of the General Education Provisions Act (20 U.S.C. 1221d), “Support for improvement of postsecondary education," notice is hereby given that the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare proposes to amend Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations by adding a new Part 1501, as set forth below. The new part would be included in a new chapter XV of title 45. The proposed regulations would establish criteria for the awarding of assistance under this program and the procedures by which eligible applicants would apply for such assistance.
Interested persons are invited to submit written comments, suggestions, or objections regarding the proposed regulations to the office administering the program, the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 3139, Washington, DC 20202. Such responses to this notice will be available for public inspection at the above office on Mondays through Fridays between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Ali relevant material received not later than April 26, 1973 will be considered.
Dated: March 22, 1973.
CASPAR W. WEINBERGER,
Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended by adding a new chapter XV, which contains a new Part 1501, to read as follows:
CHAPTER XV--FUND FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE
AUTHORITY: Sec. 404 of the General Education Provisions Act, as added by sec. 301(a) (2) of Public Law 92-318, 86 Stat. 327 (20 U.S.C. 1221d), unless otherwise noted.
§ 1501.1 Purpose.
The purpose of the regulations in this part is to implement the provisions of section 404 of the General Education Provisions Act, as amended, which provides for grants to, and contracts with, institutions of postsecondary education and other public and private educational institutions and agencies to improve postsecondary educational opportunities. The program is administered by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, a unit within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, with the advice of a Board of Advisors. (20 U.S.C. 1221d.) § 1501.2 Applicability of civil rights provisions.
(a) Federal financial assistance under this part is subject to the regulations in part 80 of this title, issued by the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare and approved by the President, to effectuate the provisions of title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Public Law 88-352). (42 U.S.C. 2000d.)
(b) Federal financial assistance under this part is also subject to the provisions of title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (prohibition of sex discrimination), and any regulations issued thereunder. (20 U.S.C. 1681-86; Public Law 92-318, section 906.)
§ 1501.3 Definitions.
As used in this part
"Fiscal year" means a period beginning on July 1 and ending on the following June 30. (A fiscal year is designated in accordance with the calendar year in which the ending date of the fiscal year occurs.)
"Fund" means the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, the unit within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare which administers the program covered by this part.
"Institution of postsecondary education" means an educational institution which admits as regular students only persons who have completed or left elementary or secondary school.
"Local government" means a local unit of government including specifically a county, municipality, city, town, township, local public authority, special district, intrastate district, council of governments, sponsor group representative organization, and other regional or interstate government entity, or any agency or instrumentality of a local government, exclusive of institutions of postsecondary education and hospitals.
"Nonexpendable personal property" means tangible personal property, including equipment, having a useful life of more than 1 year and an acquisition cost of $300 or more per unit.
"Nonprofit" means owned and operated by one or more nonprofit corporations or associations no part of the net earnings of which inures, or may lawfully inure, to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual.
"Personal property" means property of any kind, tangible or intangible, except real property.
"Private" means not under public supervision or control.
"Public," as applied to an institution or agency, means that the institution or agency is a legally constituted organization of government under public administrative control and direction, except that an institution or agency of the Federal Government shall not be considered a public institution or agency. "Recipient" means an applicant receiving assistance under this part. "State" means any of the several States of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, any territory or possession of the United States, or any agency or instrumentality of a State exclusive of State institutions of postsecondary education and hospitals. (20 U.S.C. 1221d) § 5101.4. Eligibility for assistance.
Institutions of postsecondary education, combinations thereof, and other public and private educational institutions and agencies are eligible to receive assistance under this part. The fact that an applicant has been only recently established will not in itself prejudice such applicant's application. (20 U.S.C. 1221d) § 1501.5 Types of assistance.
Public and nonprofit applicants may receive assistance in the form of grants or contracts, depending on the nature and objectives of their proposals. An
applicant which is not public or nonprofit may receive assistance only in the form of contracts. Grants may be made to a combination of institutions of postsecondary education only if all institutions in the combination are public or nonprofit. Assistance may support a proposal in its entirety or may be conditioned upon the provision of funds from other sources, including the applicant itself. Assistance may be awarded in one payment or in a number of payments, not necessarily equal, over a period of time. (20 U.S.C. 1221d)
§ 1501.6 Criteria for evaluating applications.
An application for assistance under this part shall be evaluated in terms of the extent to which the proposal therein :
(a) Has the potential for advancing one or more of the following general aims and objectives of the Fund:
(1) To provide effective educational options not generally available;
(2) To increase the cost-effectiveness of educational services;
(3) To achieve far-reaching improvements in postsecondary education;
(4) To promote learner-centered improvements in postsecondary education; (b) Is directed at furthering one or more of the following program objectives: (1) To provide new approaches to teaching and learning, specifically through projects which:
(i) Focus on one or more of the following purposes: (a) Education for social responsibility, (b) education for productive lives through career preparation, or (c) education for the enhancement of personal satisfaction; and
(ii) (a) Employ one or more of the following techniques or processes to achieve these purposes: (1) The integration of learning experiences, (2) the individualization of educational services, or (3) the improvement of teaching/ learning techniques; or
(b) Develop and implement new kinds of education assessment to measure and achieve these purposes;
(2) To provide educational services for new clientele, specifically through projects which:
(i) Serve one or more of the following groups: (a) Young people who academically ranked in the lower half of the high school population or, if they did not attend high school, the elementary school population, (b) adults and parttime learners, (c) minorities, or (d) women; and
(ii) Employ programs and services responsive to new clientele, specifically efforts to achieve: (a) Accommodation of education to the needs and potentials of the clientele, (b) remediation of the clientele's skills and knowledge, or (c) access of the clientele to existing programs and services.
(3) To revitalize institutional missions, specifically through projects involving one or more of the following activities:
(i) The introduction of new structures or activities designed to channel institutional energies more effectively toward the implementation or refinement of an institution's existing mission, or
(ii) The phasing out of programs or activities no longer central to an institution's mission. A proposal directed at furthering this objective will be evaluated by the Fund in terms of the extent to which it (a) will serve an important social objective, (b) will be central to the institution's principal mission, (c) will have a long-term effect on the institution, and (d) will actively involve and be supported by constituencies relevant to the institution's mission. (4) To implement new missions, specifically through projects which : (i) Redirect missions of existing institutions, or
(ii) Create new institutions.
(5) To encourage openness in postsecondary education, specifically through projects involving the improvement of one or more of the following:
(i) The nature of information about postsecondary education and the ways in which such information is communicated to students, educational institutions, and makers of educational policy.
(ii) The standards, practices, and structures used in recognizing and evaluating the performance of individuals and institutions in postsecondary education, and the utilization of the judgments thereby made by other educational and social institutions and agencies.
(iii) The forms and techniques by which financial support for postsecondary education is provided, particularly those which affect incentives for teachers and structure relationships among teachers and learners.