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FY 1999 Annual Plan - Volume 1. Objective Performance Plans and Data Quality - February 27, 1998

Funding and staffing by objective


The following table shows the Department's initial estimated distribution of its funding and staffing by Strategic Plan objective. The Department does not have an accounting system that fully supports this breakout. Accordingly, where funds were split between objectives, estimates took into account knowledge about program components or evaluation study findings.

Exhibit 3
Distribution of FY 1999 Funding and Staffing by Objective
  Program ($ in millions) S&E Funding ($ in 000s) Staffing (FTE)
Total--unduplicated $36,742.1 $958.2 4,623
Goal 1: Help all students reach standards. $6,400.0 $45.2 332
Objective 1.1. States develop and implement standards. $291.5 $4.3 32
Objective 1.2. School to work $1,760.0 $13.1 96
Objective 1.3. Strong, safe, drug-free schools $1,892.0 $8.9 66
Objective 1.4. Talented and dedicated teachers $807.6 $5.1 38
Objective 1.5. Families and communities $361.3 $3.0 22
Objective 1.6. Public school choice $251.0 $3.8 28
Objective 1.7. Education technology $1,021.0 $6.9 51
Goal 2: A solid foundation for all children $13,775.1 $42.0 309
Objective 2.1. All children ready to learn $1,906.6 $2.9 22
Objective 2.2. All children able to read by 3rd grade $5,894.2 $13.7 101
Objective 2.3. All 8th graders master math $3,361.3 $10.3 76
Objective 2.4. Special populations help $2,613.0 $15.1 111
Goal 3: Postsecondary education and lifelong learning $15,812.9 $621.6 1,922
Objective 3.1. Secondary students-information & support $5,122.0 $3.4 25
Objective 3.2. Postsecondary students-financial aid & support $10,712.4 $184.6 1,358
Objective 3.3. Postsecondary aid system   $389.3 213
Objective 3.4. Lifelong learning $4,588.3 $44.3 326
Goal 4: ED a high-performance organization $540.6 $180.5 1,328
Objective 4.1. Customer service   $26.4 194
Objective 4.2. Support for ED partners $65.0 $11.6 85
Objective 4.3. Research and development $475.6 $59.1 435
Objective 4.4. Information technology   $9.9 73
Objective 4.5. ED workforce/operational support   $23.3 172
Objective 4.6. Financial integrity   $44.6 328
Objective 4.7. Performance management   $5.5 41
Civil Rights $79.3 $69.0 731
 
Duplicated Objectives
Objective 1.4 Talented and dedicated teachers $1,558.5 $9.1 67
Objective 2.4 Special populations help $13,642.8 $49.0 361

Constructing this table for postsecondary education and lifelong learning was relatively easy. However, many K-12 programs have multiple purposes and functions and did not fit as easily into one or two objectives.

Two objectives were particularly cross-cutting, such that major programs could count as meeting them plus at least one other. These were the professional development objective (Objective 1.4) and support for K-12 special populations (Objective 2.4). For example, Title I is totally aimed at improving education for special populations, but, at the same time, it provides billions of dollars for reading and math instruction and thus is the major source of support for Objectives 2.2 and 2.3 (the reading and math objectives).

The funds shown in the unduplicated part of the table for Objective 1.4 and 2.4 include programs or parts of programs which had little or no overlap with other objectives. We also calculated duplicated totals for these two objectives (shown at the bottom of the table) in which were counted all or part of programs that supported professional development or special populations, regardless of whether the program also supported other objectives. As can be seen, a substantial portion of the Department's K-12 funding goes for special populations ($13.6 billion out of the $20.2 billion for Goals 1 and 2.).

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