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8. Federal Appropriations for Instruction at Land-Grant

Colleges, for the 1951-52 School Year

9. Number of Eligible Districts and Entitlements Allotted

for Assistance in the Maintenance and Operation of

Schools in Federally Affected Areas, for the 1950–51

School Year

10. Number of Projects, Federal Funds Reserved, and

Amounts Paid through December 31, 1951, for As-

sistance in the Construction of School Facilities in

Federally Affected Areas.

11. Federal Funds Allotted for the State School Facilities

Surveys and Amounts Distributed, for the 1950–51

and 1951-52 School Years.

12. Federal Funds Allotted for Vocational Education of

Less-Than-College Grade, 1947–48 to 1951-52

13. Federal Funds Allotted for Vocational Education, for

the 1951-52 School Year

14. Federal Funds Appropriated to the Columbia Institu-

tion for the Deaf, 1942-43 to 1951-52_

15. Federal Funds Appropriated for Howard University,

1942–43 to 1951-52----

16. Acquisition Value of Donable Personal Property Allot-

ted to Educational Institutions, 1946–47 to 1950–51

17. Acquisition Values and Allocations of Donable Per-

sonal Property Made Available to Educational In-

stitutions, for the 1949–50 School Year.

18. Federal Surplus Real Property Transferred to All

Educational Institutions, 1946–47 to December 31,

1951

19. Acquisition Cost and Fair Value of Federal Surplus

Real Property Allotted, for the 1950-51 School Year

20. Acquisition Cost and Fair Value of Federal Surplus

Real Property Allotted, from July 1 to December 31,

1951

21. Federal Funds Allotted for Vocational Rehabilitation,

1942-43 to 1951-52

22. Federal Funds Allotted for Vocational Rehabilitation,

for the 1951-52 School Year.

23. Federal Funds Allotted to Agricultural Experiment

Stations, 1947–48 to 1951-52_---

24. Federal Funds Allotted for Agricultural Experiment

Stations, for the 1951-52 School Year.

25. Federal Funds for Cooperative Agricultural Extension

Work, 1947–48 to 1951-52_

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26. Federal Funds Allotted for Cooperative Extension

Work, for the 1951-52 School Year..

27. Federal Funds Collected from National Forest Rent-

als and Available for Distribution for Roads and

Schools, for the 1951-52 School Year...

28. Federal Funds for Schools Paid to Arizona and New

Mexico from Income on School Lands Situated with-

in the National Forests in these States, 1942-43 to

ing the Preceding School Years, 1942–43 to 1951–52

29. Federal Funds for Roads and Schools Paid to the States

from Receipts from National Forests, Collected dur-

1951-52

30. Federal Funds Allotted, and Estimated Value of Com-

modities Distributed for the School Lunch Program,

1935-36 to 1950–51

31. Federal Funds Allotted for the Education of Indians in

the United States, 1941–42 to 1950–51.--

32. Federal Funds Allotted for the Education of Natives in

Alaska, 1942-43 to 1950-51 -

33. Federal Funds Allotted for Education in the Virgin

Islands, 1942-43 to 1951-52_.

34. Federal Funds Allotted for Education of Children of

Employees of Yellowstone National Park, 1948–49

to 1951-52

35. Federal Payments from Receipts for Leasing Grazing

Lands, 1941-42 to 1950–51.

36. Federal Payments from Receipts for Leasing Grazing

Lands, for the 1949-50 and 1950-51 School Years-

37. Federal Payments from Receipts for Leasing Mineral

Lands, 1941-42 to 1950-51.

38. Federal Payments from Receipts for Leasing Mineral

Lands, for the 1949-50 and 1950–51 School Years

39. Federal Funds Allotted for the Education of Depend-

ents of Persons Employed at Reclamation Projects,

for the 1948–49, 1949–50, and 1950–51 School Years

40. Federal Funds Allotted for Educational Facilities for

the Education of Dependents of Persons Employed

at Reclamation Projects, for the 1948–49, 1949–50,

and 1950-51 School Years.

41. Average Number of Veterans Enrolled in various Edu-

cational Programs Offered by the Veterans Adminis-

tration in the Five Months from October through

March, 1945-46 to 1950-51__

Foreword

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EDERAL AGENCIES are responsible for a variety of educational activities. These vary from operating

programs for which specific appropriations are made to others which provide educational services incident to some other Federal purpose. Because of the variable nature of these services having educational significance, it is difficult to secure complete reports of all financial provisions for education made by the Federal Government.

Through the years, the Office of Education has gathered figures from the Federal agencies and reported them in the series of publications on Federal Funds for Education. The present publication is the eleventh in the series. Each has been useful in supplying ready and authoritative answers to questions regarding the Federal interest in education.

In the collection of these figures, the Office of Education has had the cooperation of officials in many departments, agencies, and offices of the Federal Government. Their assistance in supplying actual appropriation or expenditure data and in making estimates of portions that might be regarded as within the scope of this bulletin on Federal funds for education is appreciated.

ERICK L. LINDMAN,
Director, Administration of State

and Local School Systems.
WÁYNE 0. REED,
Assistant Commissioner,

Division of State and Local School Systems.

Chapter 1 FEDERAL PARTICIPATION IN EDUCATION

UNDS FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION in the United States are almost wholly derived from Federal, State, and local tax reve

nues. All three provide substantial amounts. Recent figures and estimates indicate that approximately 32 percent of all local tax collections are expended for public education. Similarly, 21 percenta of the disbursements made by State governments and about 6 percent of the Federal budget are expended for educational purposes. In addition to these funds from public sources, other funds are derived from private sources for educational services. Private funds are used largely for the support of private schools and colleges.

For many decades, city, State and Federal reports have presented accurate and comprehensive financial data pertaining to State and local funds expended for education. However, such reports have not given a corresponding amount of detail regarding Federal expenditures for education. The present series of bulletins has been the continuing source of information about the more significant expenditures, but it has been limited to 30 to 40 Federal programs whereas there are more than 200 Federal activities in education for which annual appropriations are made. Widespread interest in Federal funds for education has recently been extended by the growth in school population, the prevalence of school building needs, the movement of teachers away from the profession, and the many congressional bills proposing to solve these critical problems by providing more Federal aid for education.

PURPOSE OF THE BULLETIN The presentation of detailed information on several major Federal Government programs providing funds for education, is the purpose of the present bulletin. Data have been gathered from many different Federal offices. Some were obtained from published reports of the agencies. Other information has been secured

* Derived from estimates based upon local revenues for schools reported in FSA, Office of Education Circular No. 274, Public-School Finance Programs of the Forty-eight States. Total local revenues: U. S. Department of Commerce. Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1951. 350 D.

*U. S. Department of Commerce. Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1951. 360 p.

8 Ratio between the Federal expenditures of 44.6 billions for Fiscal 1961 and the $2,648,860,194 reported in table 6.

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