Youth Development Block Grant Act

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1995 - Political Science - 153 pages
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A hearing was held on H.R. 4086, the Youth Development Block Grant of 1993, a bipartisan bill introduced by Representatives Constance A. Morella (Maryland) and Donald M. Payne (New Jersey). The purpose of the initiative was to expand community-based youth development programs for youth aged 6 to 19 years. The bill was supported by the National Collaboration of Youth, a coalition of 15 major youth serving organizations, collectively serving over 25 million young people. The bill would fund programs that help youth reach their fullest potential through youth clubs, sports and recreation, mentoring programs, leadership development, substance abuse and delinquency prevention, and community service programs. Fund allocation would be based on a state's total school-age population, the percentage of that population living in poverty, and the increase of juvenile crime in the state. Although the opening statement by Representative Cass Ballenger (North Carolina) expressed doubts that the bill was necessary, statements by the bill's sponsors advocated its passage. A number of representatives of youth programs spoke about the necessity for such programs and the need for further funding. Their remarks are followed by their prepared statements and supporting documentation, including some descriptions of successful programs. (SLD)

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