From the Federal Register
Applications for New Awards; Educational Opportunity Centers Program
Purpose of Program: The purposes of the EOC Program are to: provide information regarding financial and academic assistance available for qualified adults who want to enter or continue to pursue a program of postsecondary education; provide assistance to those individuals in applying for admission to institutions at which a program of postsecondary education is offered, including preparing necessary applications for use by admissions and financial aid officers; and assist in improving the financial and economic literacy of program participants.
Type of Award: Discretionary grants.
Estimated Available Funds: $54,296,053.
Estimated Range of Awards: $236,000-$1,207,694.
Estimated Average Size of Awards: $377,661.
Eligible Applicants: IHEs, public and private agencies and organizations including community-based organizations with experience in serving disadvantaged youth; combinations of such institutions, agencies, and organizations; and secondary schools.
Our government is spending $54 million dollars to provide information and assistance in preparing applications to assist in improving the financial and economic literacy of participants.
That same $54 million dollars should be, must be spent providing every public elementary and secondary school in America with the resources necessary to discover, develop, and direct the gifts and talents of every child in the school community.
Our current system of education fails to properly educate our children but provides for the profits of the “hedgehogs” by spending valuable tax dollars offering financial aid to individuals to attend college when they are incapable of properly completing an entrance or financial aid application.
Our education tax dollars must be spent on insuring that our children, at the elementary and secondary level, receive an excellent education in neighborhood schools equipped to discover the individual gifts and talents their student population possesses.
Every free and public school in America must be filled with dedicated educators who acknowledge the gifts and talents they bring to the classroom and so recognize and respect the gifts and talents of their students.
When we provide every child in America with a developmentally appropriate, Arts based, experiential education, they will be able to complete an application without assistance.
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