H.R. 738 (100th): School Dropout Demonstration Assistance Act of 1987

Jan 26, 1987 (100th Congress, 1987–1988)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Charles Hayes
Representative for Illinois's 1st congressional district
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Signed by the President
Apr 28, 1988


This bill was introduced on January 26, 1987, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jan 26, 1987
Referred to Committee Jan 26, 1987
Full Title

A bill to authorize the Secretary of Education to make grants to local educational agencies for dropout prevention and reentry demonstration projects.


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90 cosponsors (85D, 5R) (show)

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School Dropout Demonstration Assistance Act of 1987 - Authorizes appropriations for FY 1988 through 1990 for grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) for demonstration programs of dropout prevention, reentry, and information.
Allots specified percentages of such funds to various categories of LEAs. Limits the Federal share of project cost to no more than 90 percent in the first fiscal year, 75 percent in the second, and 60 percent in the third.
Sets forth grant application requirements, including plans for dropout information collection and reporting systems.
Sets forth authorized activities for which such grants may be used.
Requires that:
(1) at least 30 percent of grant funds be used for dropout prevention activities;
(2) at least 30 percent of grant funds be used for dropout reentry persuasion and assistance activities; and
(3) not more than 15 percent of any grant be used for administrative costs.
Requires that grants be used to supplement other funds.
Requires grant recipients to cooperate with the coordination and dissemination efforts of the National Diffusion Network and State educational agencies.
Directs the Secretary of Education to report annually to the appropriate committees of the Congress on the activities under this Act. Sets forth provisions for auditing and withholding payments.

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