Summary: H.R.7 — 95th Congress (1977-1978)All Information (Except Text)

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Conference report filed in House (11/15/1977)

(Conference report filed in House, H. Rept. 95-816)

Career Education Incentive Act - Authorizes the appropriation of specified sums for each of the fiscal years 1979 through 1983 for the purpose of providing Federal incentives to State and local educational agencies and institutions to develop and implement career education programs for individuals of all ages.

Sets forth a formula for the distribution of funds to each State.

Directs the Commissioner of Education to reserve certain funds appropriated under this Act to (1) support model programs and projects and (2) allocate among specified territories of the United States.

Requires an annual application containing specified assurances, to be submitted by each State desiring to receive funds under this Act.

Directs each State to file with the Commissioner a State plan for the utilization of funds received under this Act. Sets forth the factors each such plan must contain.

Specifies the activities which may be funded by a State with money received under this Act including (1) providing State leadership career education through institutes, training programs, studies, and conferences; and (2) making grants to local educational agencies for the purpose of (a) improving career awareness, (b) developing and implementing career guidance services, (c) training of local career education coordinators, and (d) establishing and operating career education resource centers.

Directs that State grants to local educational agencies and institutions be made in as equitable a manner as possible, having due regard for the special needs of agencies and institutions serving large numbers of disadvantaged students.

Authorizes the Commissioner to make grants directly to State and local educational agencies and institutions for the purpose of developing career education model programs.

Directs the Commissioner to examine the occupational information needs of individuals and organizations eligible for participation in programs assisted by this Act, and to evaluate the effectiveness of the various career education programs.

Authorizes the appropriation of $15,000,000 in each fiscal year 1979-1983 for the Commissioner to conduct postsecondary educational career demonstration projects.

Designates the Office of Career Education to be the administering agency within the Office of Education for the review of State plans, applications, and reports submitted pursuant to this Act. Provides that the Office of Career Education shall perform a national leadership role in furthering the purposes of career education.

Revises The National Advisory Council on Career Education membership requirements.