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Government Grants Within The United States Education Sector

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The United States of America prides itself as having one of the top countries with the most efficient and functional educational systems. The US has been consistently working towards the improvement of the country's education-related initiatives.

The government has consolidated programs that not only offer federal student loans, but it also including educational grants to eligible students who seek to continue their education and acquire a degree in a certain field of expertise.

In order to constantly ensure the proper consolidation of these initiatives, the United States government has established several agencies which are intended solely for the administration of education-related initiatives.

First up is the United States Department of Education, otherwise known as the ED or USED. The agency, established in October of 1979, was built to ascertain that proper channels are present in terms the administration and consolidation of educational laws, policies, programs, and initiatives.

The mission of the Department of Education is to "establish policy for, administer and coordinate most federal assistance to education, collect data on US schools, and to enforce federal educational laws regarding privacy and civil rights."

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Iola Bonggay is an editor of TopGovernmentGrants.com one the the most comprehensive Websites offering information on government grants and federal government programs.

She also maintains Websites providing resources on environmental grants and grants for youth programs.




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