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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF
(Division of College Facilities, Bureau of Higher Education)
SUMMARY OF TITLE VI OF S. 600, AS REPORTED TO FULL COMMITTEE AUGUST 27
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR ACQUISITION OF LABORATORY AND SPECIAL EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF UNDERGRADUATE INSTRUCTION
Part A of this title would make available to institutions of higher education $35 million for fiscal year 1966, $40 million for fiscal year 1967, and $50 million for fiscal year 1968 through 1970 for the acquisition of laboratory and other special equipment, including audiovisual materials and equipment and printed materials (other than textbooks) suitable for use in undergraduate instruction in science, mathematics, foreign languages, history, geography, arts, humanities, government, English, or education.
Part A would also authorize $2.5 million for fiscal year 1966, $10 million for fiscal year 1967, and such amounts as Congress thereafter authorizes for the 3 succeeding fiscal years, to be used by institutions of higher education for the acquisition of television equipment and materials for instruction in the above fields and to pay for minor remodeling necessary for the use of such equipment. An additional $1 million would be authorized in each of fiscal years 1966 through 1970 for administration of the State plans approved under this part. One-half of the authorized funds would be distributed among the States on the basis of the ratio of students in institutions of higher education in each State to the number of students in institutions of higher education in all States. The remaining one-half would be allocated among the States on the basis of student enrollment in institutions of higher education multiplied by an allotment ratio based on relative per capita income.
A State desiring to participate in the program would designate or establish a State commission to administer the program, and this commission would submit to the Commissioner of Education a State plan setting forth basic criteria for determining the relative priorities of eligible projects.
The Federal share of approved projects would be 50 percent of the cost except that the State commission may increase such share to 80 percent in the case of institutions which otherwise would have insufficient resources to participate in the program. The application of an institution of higher education must provide assurance that the institution will maintain its level of expenditures during the preceding fiscal year for the same purposes.
Part B would authorize $5 million for fiscal year 1966 and for each of the 4 succeeding fiscal years for the operation of short-term workshops or short-term or regular session institutes for individuals pre
paring to use educational media equipment in teaching in institutions of higher education or individuals preparing to become specialists in educational media or librarians or other specialists using such media. Each person attending such an institute would receive a stipend of $75 per week plus $15 per week for each dependent. No stipends would be paid for attendance at workshops.