Summary: S.2518 — 93rd Congress (1973-1974)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (10/02/1973)

Women's Educational Equity Act - Establishes within the Office of Education a Council on Women's Educational Programs to help provide educational equity for women in the United States.

States that funds shall be available to such Council to make contracts and engage in activities: (1) to encourage the development of new and improved curriculums; (2) to demonstrate the use of such curriculums in model educational programs and to evaluate the effectiveness thereof: (3) to provide support for the initiation and maintenance of programs concerning women at all levels of education (preschool through adult education); (4) to disseminate instructional materials and other information for use in educational programs throughout the Nation; (5) to provide for the planning of women's resource centers; (6) to provide improved career, vocational, and physical education programs, and to provide for community education programs; (7) to provide programs on the status, roles, and opportunities for women in this society; and (8) to provide for the preparation and dissemination of materials for use in mass media.

Authorizes the Council to advise the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare concerning the administration of, preparation of, general regulations for, and operations of, programs assisted under this Act.

Sets forth requirements for programs and for applications for financial assistance under this Act.

Provides that the Secretary, in cooperation with the heads of other agencies with relevant jurisdiction, shall, upon request, render technical assistance to local educational agencies, public and private nonprofit organizations, institutions at all levels of education, agencies of State, local and Federal governments and other agencies deemed by the Secretary to affect the status of women in this society.

Authorizes the Secretary to make grants for planning and carrying out community-oriented education programs or projects on women in American society for the benefit of interested and concerned adults, young persons, ethnic and cultural groups, community and business leaders, and other individuals and groups within a community.

Authorizes to be appropriated not to exceed $15,000,000 for fiscal year 1975, $25,000,000 for fiscal year 1976, and $40,000,000 for fiscal year 1977 for carrying out the purposes of this Act.