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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Stimulus $$ for Education

Wondering what kind of money has been pledged for "education" items in the federal stimulus plan? Here's the list (from ProPublica.com). It's a LOT of money. And yet -- who wants to take bets on how much, if ANY, will make its way to Ridgewood?

• State grants for adult job training: $500,000,000
• State grants for youth job training and summer employment opportunities: $1,200,000,000
• Dislocated worker job training: $1,250,000,000
• YouthBuild program for high school dropouts who re-enroll in other schools: $50,000,000
• Job training in emerging industries: $250,000,000
• Job training in the renewable energy field: $500,000,000
• Head Start programs: $1,000,000,000
• Early Head Start program expansion: $1,100,000,000
• Education for the disadvantaged - elementary and secondary education: $10,000,000,000
• Education for the disadvantaged - school improvement grants: $3,000,000,000
• Education impact aid: $100,000,000
• School improvement programs: $650,000,000
• Innovation and improvement of elementary and secondary schools: $200,000,000
• Special education funding under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: $12,200,000,000
• Pell grants for higher education: $15,840,000,000
• Institute of Education data systems: $245,000,000
• Institute of Education state data coordinators: $5,000,000
• Dislocated worker assistance national reserve: $200,000,000
• School improvement grants awarded based on the number of homeless students identified in a state: $70,000,000
• Student aid administrative costs: $60,000,000
TOTAL: $48,420,000,000

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