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Goal 5:
Enhance the Quality of and Access to
Postsecondary and Adult Education |
Programs

Sixty-one of our grant programs most directly support Goal 5. These programs are listed below.

  • For information about the program, click "program information."
  • For a summary of a program's performance (the percentage of its performance targets that it met over the last four years), the program's FY 2005 budget, and the program's FY 2005 expenditures, go to "performance summary."
  • For a program's FY 2005 performance report, showing its results on each of its measures, go to "performance report."
  • For programs that were analyzed under OMB's PART process, go to "PART" for a summary of the results of that analysis.

AEFLA: Adult Education National Leadership Activities
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report
Program Goal: To support research, evaluation, information dissemination and other activities to help states improve adult education, and literacy programs.

AEFLA: Adult Education State Grants
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To support adult education systems that result in increased adult learner achievement in order to prepare adults for family, work, citizenship, and future learning.

AEFLA: National Institute for Literacy
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To provide knowledge and resources to improve literacy instruction across the lifespan.


ATA: Assistive Technology Alternative Financing
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To increase availability of, funding for, access to, and provision of assistive technology devices and assistive technology services.

ATA: Assistive Technology Programs
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To increase availability of, funding for, access to, and provision of assistive technology devices and assistive technology services.


EDA: Gallaudet University
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To challenge students who are deaf, graduate students who are deaf, and graduate students who are hearing, to achieve their academic goals and obtain productive employment, provide leadership in setting the national standard for best practices in education of the deaf and hard of hearing, and establish a sustainable resource base.

EDA: National Technical Institute for the Deaf
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To provide deaf and hearing students in undergraduate programs and professional studies with state-of-the-art technical and professional education programs, undertake a program of applied research, share NTID expertise and expand outside sources of revenue.


ESEA: Community Technology Centers
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To provide disadvantaged residents of economically distressed urban and rural communities with increased access to information technology and related training.


HEA: AID Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To improve the capacity of Minority-Serving Institutions, which traditionally have limited resources and serve large numbers of low-income and minority students, to improve student success and to provide high-quality educational opportunities for their students.

HEA: AID Minority Science and Engineering Improvement
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal:  To improve the capacity of Minority-Serving Institutions, which traditionally have limited resources and serve large numbers of low-income and minority students, to improve student success and to provide high-quality educational opportunities for their students.

HEA: AID Strengthening Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal:  To improve the capacity of Minority-Serving Institutions, which traditionally have limited resources and serve large numbers of low-income and minority students, to improve student success and to provide high-quality educational opportunities for their students.

HEA: AID Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal:  To improve the capacity of Minority-Serving Institutions, which traditionally have limited resources and serve large numbers of low-income and minority students, to improve student success and to provide high-quality educational opportunities for their students.

HEA: AID Strengthening Historically Black Graduate Institutions
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal:  To improve the capacity of Minority-Serving Institutions, which traditionally have limited resources and serve large numbers of low-income and minority students, to improve student success and to provide high-quality educational opportunities for their students.

HEA: AID Strengthening Institutions
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal:  To improve the capacity of Minority-Serving Institutions, which traditionally have limited resources and serve large numbers of low-income and minority students, to improve student success and to provide high-quality educational opportunities for their students.

HEA: AID Strengthening Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal:  To improve the capacity of Minority-Serving Institutions, which traditionally have limited resources and serve large numbers of low-income and minority students, to improve student success and to provide high-quality educational opportunities for their students.

HEA: B.J. Stupak Olympic Scholarships
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal:  To provide financial assistance to athletes who are training at the United States Olympic Education Center or one of the United States Olympic Training centers and who are pursuing a postsecondary education.

HEA: Byrd Honors Scholarships
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To promote student excellence and to recognize exceptionally able students who show promise of continued excellence.

HEA: Child Care Access Means Parents In School
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To support the participation of low-income parents in the postsecondary education system through the provisions of campus-based child care services.

HEA: College Assistance Migrant Program
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: Assist migrant and seasonal farmworker students to successfully complete their first academic year of college and to continue at a postsecondary institution.

HEA: Demonstration Projects to Ensure Quality Higher Education for Students with Disabilities
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To improve the quality of higher education for students with disabilities.

HEA:  Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To improve postsecondary education by making grants to institutions in support of reform and innovation.

HEA: Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report | PART [PDF, 316K])
Program Goal: To significantly increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.

HEA: Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN)
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To increase the number of persons trained at the highest academic level.

HEA: Interest Subsidy Grants
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal:  To support the construction, reconstruction, and renovation of academic facilities at institutions of higher education.

HEA: International Education and Foreign Language Studies Domestic Programs
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To meet the nation’s security and economic needs through the development of a national capacity in foreign languages, and area and international studies.

HEA: International Education and Foreign Language Studies Institute for International Public Policy
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To meet the nation’s security and economic needs through the development of a national capacity in foreign languages, and area and international studies.


MECEA: International Education and Foreign Language Studies Overseas Programs
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To meet the nation’s security and economic needs through the development of a national capacity in foreign languages, and area and international studies.


HEA: Javits Fellowships
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To provide financial assistance to graduate students who have demonstrated superior academic ability, achievement, and exceptional promise.

HEA: SFA Federal Direct Student Loans
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report | PART [PDF, 316K])
Program Goal: To help ensure access to high-quality postsecondary education by providing financial aid in the form of grants, loans, and work-study in an efficient, financially sound and customer-responsive manner.

HEA: SFA Federal Family Education Loan Program & Liquidating
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report | PART [PDF, 316K])
Program Goal: To help ensure access to high-quality postsecondary education by providing financial aid in the form of grants, loans, and work-study in an efficient, financially sound and customer-responsive manner.

HEA: SFA Federal Pell Grants
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report | PART [PDF, 316K])
Program Goal: To help ensure access to high-quality postsecondary education by providing financial aid in the form of grants, loans, and work-study in an efficient, financially sound and customer-responsive manner.

HEA: SFA Federal Perkins Loans
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report | PART [PDF, 316K])
Program Goal: To help ensure access to high-quality postsecondary education by providing financial aid in the form of grants, loans, and work-study in an efficient, financially sound and customer-responsive manner.

HEA: SFA Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report | PART [PDF, 316K])
Program Goal: To help ensure access to high-quality postsecondary education by providing financial aid in the form of grants, loans, and work-study in an efficient, financially sound and customer-responsive manner.

HEA: SFA Federal Work-Study
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report | PART [PDF, 316K])
Program Goal: To help ensure access to high-quality postsecondary education by providing financial aid in the form of grants, loans, and work-study in an efficient, financially sound and customer-responsive manner.

HEA: SFA Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnerships
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To help ensure access to high-quality postsecondary education by providing financial aid in the form of grants, loans, and work-study in an efficient, financially sound and customer-responsive manner.

HEA: Student Aid Administration
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal:  To administer the student aid programs, including efforts to modernize student aid delivery and management systems, improve service to students and other student aid program participants, reduce the cost of student aid administration, and improve accountability and program integrity.

HEA: Thurgood Marshall Legal Education Opportunity
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal:  To provide minority, low-income, or disadvantaged college students with the information, preparation, and financial assistance needed to gain access to and complete law school study.

HEA: TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: Increase the percentage of low-income, first-generation college students who successfully pursue postsecondary education opportunities.

HEA: TRIO McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: Increase the percentage of low-income, first-generation college students who successfully pursue postsecondary education opportunities.

HEA: TRIO Student Support Services
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: Increase the percentage of low-income, first-generation college students who successfully pursue postsecondary education opportunities.

HEA: TRIO Talent Search
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report | PART [PDF, 316K])
Program Goal: Increase the percentage of low-income, first-generation college students who successfully pursue postsecondary education opportunities.

HEA: TRIO Upward Bound
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: Increase the percentage of low-income, first-generation college students who successfully pursue postsecondary education opportunities.

HEA: Underground Railroad Program
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To provide grants to support research, exhibition, interpretation, and collection of artifacts related to the history of the Underground Railroad.


HKNCA: Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: Individuals who are deaf-blind will become independent and function as full and productive members of their local community.


NLA: Literacy Programs for Prisoners
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To reduce recidivism through the development and improvement of life skills necessary for reintegration of adult prisoners into society.


RA: Client Assistance State Grants
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To provide assistance and information to help individuals with disabilities secure the benefits available under the Vocational Rehabilitation State Grants program and other programs funded under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

RA: Independent Living Centers
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report | PART [PDF, 316K])
Program Goal: Support individuals with significant disabilities, including older blind individuals served by Independent Living programs, in the achievement of their independent living goals.

RA: Independent Living State Grants
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report | PART [PDF, 316K])
Program Goal: Support individuals with significant disabilities, including older blind individuals served by Independent Living programs, in the achievement of their independent living goals.

RA: Independent Living Services for Older Blind Individuals
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: Support individuals with significant disabilities, including older blind individuals served by Independent Living programs, in the achievement of their independent living goals.

RA: Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To increase employment opportunities for migrant and seasonal farmworkers who have disabilities.

RA: Projects with Industry
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To create and expand job and career opportunities for individuals with disabilities in the competitive labor market by engaging the participation of business and industry in the rehabilitation process..

RA: Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To support the protection and advocacy system in each state to protect the legal and human rights of individuals with disabilities.

RA:  Supported Employment State Grants
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: Individuals with disabilities served by the Supported Employment State Grant program will achieve high-quality employment.

RA:  Vocational Rehabilitation Demonstration and Training Programs
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal:  To expand, improve, or further the purposes of activities authorized under the Act.

RA:  Vocational Rehabilitation Grants for Indians
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To improve employment outcomes of American Indians with disabilities that live on or near reservations by providing effective tribal vocational rehabilitation services.

RA:  Vocational Rehabilitation Program Improvement
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To provide technical assistance and consultative services to public and non-profit private agencies and organizations, including assistance to enable agencies and organizations to facilitate meaningful and effective participation by individuals with disabilities in workforce investment activities under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

RA:  Vocational Rehabilitation Recreational Programs
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To provide technical assistance and consultative services to public and non-profit private agencies and organizations, including assistance to enable agencies and organizations to facilitate meaningful and effective participation by individuals with disabilities in workforce investment activities under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

RA:  Vocational Rehabilitation State Grants
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: Individuals with disabilities served by the Vocational Rehabilitation State Grants program will achieve high-quality employment.

RA:  Vocational Rehabilitation Training
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To provide existing staff of public VR sector with continuing education to maintain and upgrade skills and knowledge.


USC:  Howard University
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To assist Howard University with financial resources needed to carry out its educational mission.


VTEA:  Tribally Controlled Postsecondary Vocational and Technical Institutions
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 312K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To increase access to and improve vocational education that will strengthen workforce preparation, employment opportunities, and lifelong learning in the Indian Community.