Tag Archives: School Construction

Federal Aid for School Construction (1955)

This study was written by Charles Quattlebaum of the Legislative Reference Service, the predecessor to the Congressional Research Service, and it was published by Congress in February 1955.  It reviews the history of federal funding for school buildings, but spends the bulk of its pages on legislative proposals of the day and their justifications (e.g., states lack of funds, population growth, etc.)

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Report of the Long Range Planning Phase of the School Facilities Survey (1955)

This is a study by Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Study of school buildings. It was published in 1955.

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Impact Aid, 1950

The Lanham Act (P.L. 849; 54 Stat. 1125) became law on October 14, 1940. The Lanham Act was amended (P.L. 137; 55 Stat. 361) on June 28, 1941, and the words “schools” was added to the definition of the term “public work.”

These wartime measures were replaced by two laws known as Impact Aid, P.L. 81-815; 64 Stat. 967 (September 23, 1950), and P.L. 81-874; 64 Stat. 1100 (September 30, 1950). These laws fortified the federal policy of providing federal aid to schooling in areas affected by federal governmental activities (e.g., defense installations).

Below are copies of the Lanham Act, the revised Lanham Act (1941), and the two Impact Aid acts (1950).

Lanham Act (1940)

Lanham Act (1941)

Impact Aid

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