January 7, 2005
Pork Crowds Out the CompetitionIn a key Education Department program, Congressional earmarks do not leave room for new grants
Table: Showing FIPSE earmarksBy KELLY FIELD
The Education Department has canceled its annual grant competition for the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education because Congress has devoted the bulk of the program's $163.6-million budget to pork-barrel projects.
The program's budget, set in the spending bill for the 2005 fiscal year that Congress approved in December,