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Research data and information services.—$1.76 million of the $2 million increase for this activity is necessary in order to provide full funding for the science information exchange (SIE). Previously, SIE was funded by various Federal agencies, including the Foundation, which participated in SIE programs. The increase of $1.76 million represents that portion of the SIE funding that would have been provided by Federal agencies other than the Foundation under the previous funding procedure. To this extent, this represents a new Foundation program. An increase of $80,000 is proposed in order to expand the program of studies directed at the major problems of primary distribution, announcement, and indexing of scientific and technical literature generated by Federal agencies. This increase will bring the total amount planned for this program in fiscal year 1965 to $250,000. The remaining $160,000 of the $2 million increase requested will be used to expand projects designed to identify and help solve problems dealing with centralization and compatibility of information systems and services. This involves efforts to standardize and coordinate the various automation systems being adopted by libraries and other institutions in the scientific information field.
International scientific information exchanges.—The increase of $100,000 will provide support for 130 additional participants in fiscal year 1965, bringing the total number of scientists participating in this program to 660 compared with 530 in fiscal year 1964. Under this program grants are made to partially support the travel costs of U.S. scientists to attend international meetings and conferences, or to visit research institutions of other countries.
Science education programs, +$33,600,000
Total---------------------------------------------- +33, 600,000
All of the $33.6 million increase proposed for the Foundation's science education programs will be used for expansion of current programs. A major expansion of the graduate traineeships program to include graduate students in mathematics and the physical sciences will require an increase of $14 million. A total of 1.225 engineering graduates are being awarded traineeships in fiscal year 1964, the first year of the program, and 4,000 graduate students of engineering, mathematics, and the physical sciences will be offered training opportunities in fiscal year 1965.
Fellowship programs.-Following is a summary of increases in the number of students involved, and in the cost for the fellowship programs:
Increases Program Number of Cost fellows Graduate fellowships 7 $3,975,000 Cooperative graduate 785 4,090,000 Graduate traneeship------ --- 2,775 14,000,000 Other fellowships programs-------------------------------------------------- 358 1,935.000 Total----------------------------------------------------------------- 4,668 24,000,000
Teacher institute programs.-The increase of $2 million for teacher institute programs includes $1.1 million for secondary, $750,000 for college, and $150,000 for elementary school programs and will provide training opportunities for some 900 additional teachers. A total of about 42,500 teachers will attend these institutes in fiscal year 1965. Of these, 35,300 will be teachers at the secondary school level.
Course content improvement programs.-A $4 million increase is required for the Foundation's course content improvement programs. Half of this increase will be in the college and university studies program, with major emphasis on engineering and mathematics courses. The elementary and junior high school science course improvement programs will be increased by $1 million and the secondary school studies and supplementary teaching aids programs will be increased by $500,000 each.
Other education programs.-The increase of $1.7 million for science education for undergraduate students will provide research and independent study opportunities for more than 1,500 additional undergraduate students.
Other increases to current programs include $700,000 for research participation and scientific activities for teachers, $500,000 for science education for secondary school students, and $700,000 for specialized advanced science education projects.
Science resources planning, +$500,000
An increase of $200,000 is budgeted for science resources studies and economic and statistical studies in order to provide information needed by Federal agencies, including the Foundation, in planning programs which are involved with science and technology. An additional amount of $150,000 will be used to make improvements in the National Register of Scientific and Technical Personnel, including more detailed coverage on 60,000 engineers and the addition of about 10,000 new registrants. Studies of current and projected availability and utilization of scientific personnel will require an additional $150,000. Program development and management, +$1,439,166 Increases are projected for all object classes except printing and reproduction, which is estimated at $300,000 for both fiscal year 1964 and fiscal year 1965. Personnel compensation and personnel benefits will increase by a total of $892,800. This reflects increases in staff required for the administration of new and expandin programs and an amount for projected within-grade merit increases for classifie and excepted employees. Travel costs are expected to increase by $165,000, primarily for improved monitoring of Foundation-supported projects through on-site visits by staff and consultants. Rents and communication services are estimated to increase by about $60,000, other contractual services by about $278,000, supplies by $25,000 and equipment by $14,000. Senator MAGNUsos. It is a little confusing because it relates to programs, some continuing and some new support, and some prior support, and we would like to know that. Senator ALLOTT. It is very obvious that we cannot master a budget of some 400 pages. Dr. HA worTH. We tried to say it in the first 29 pages.
RELATION OF ACTIVITIES TO RESEARCH AND EDUCATION
I would like to call your attention to one thing because it came up Jast year, the table on page 3, which makes an attempt to relate these various items to research, on the one hand, and education, on the other. You will remember we tried to construct a table. Senator MAGNUsoN. Yes; I remember that. Dr. HAworTH. During the hearing last year. Senator MAGNUson. That is very good. Dr. HAworth. They are just rough. Of course, you cannot be precise. Senator MAGNUsoN. All right. Thank you, gentlemen. (Whereupon, at 10 a.m., Monday, May 4, 1964, the committee was adjourned, subject to call of the Chair.)
INDEPENDENT OFFICES APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1965
TUESDAY, MAY 5, 1964
NATIONAL CAPITAL HOUSING AUTHORITY STATEMENTS OF WALTER E. WASHINGTON, EXECUTIVE DIREC
TOR; EDWARD ARONOV, DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; H. V. EVERETT, DIRECTOR OF MANAGEMENT; AND HERMAN EDWARDS, BUDGET OFFICER
APPROPRIATIONS, FISCAL YEAR 1964; ESTIMATE, FISCAL YEAR 1965 Senator ALLOTT. The committee will come to order. This morning we have the National Capital Housing Authority.
Mr. Washington will be in in a moment. We have here right now Mr. Aronov, Mr. Everett, and Mr. Edwards.
Last year you had $43,000 and this year $37,000 is requested, which is $6,000 less than last year. What is the situation with respect to employees?
Mr. ARONOV. Senator, the employees will be approximately the same. The reason that there is $37,000 this year instead of the $43,000 of last year is that the Housing Authority is in the process of removing or demolishing 23 units under the program and replacing them with additional units under a different portion of the Housing Act, so that, as a consequence, the present budget is reduced to $43,000. However, the savings is not reflected in the personnel itself, but in other aspects of the operation. Senator ALLOTT. Well
, I think the legislative history on this is well known. The House of Representatives, of course, has always insisted on keeping the National Capital Housing Authority alive, and I don't presume you care which way it goes.
Mr. ARONOV. We are willing to do whatever the House and the Congress think necessary for us to do. Senator ALLOTT. Your statement is 12 pages long.
TITLE I PROGRAM
Mr. ARONOV. The statement is 12 pages long, but not all of it refers to the title I program for which we are asking the $37,000. Most of it refers to the title II program about which we give information to the Congress each time we submit a budget, even though we are not asking for additional funds for that part of the program.
Senator ALLOTT. All right. This is the same statement you gave to the House?
Mr. ARONOV. Exactly the same, Senator.
Senator Allott. All right. I do not think we will include it all in the record. We will include that part of it respecting title I.
(The information referred to follows:)
NATIONAL CAPITAL HOUSING AUTHORITY REQUEST FOR APPROPIRATION OF
$37,000 FOR FISCAL YEAR 1965
TITLE I Justification
After June 30, 1964, the expiration of the present fiscal year, it is planned to vacate the 23 units known as Hopkins Place SE., demolish them, and rebuild on the site under the title II housing development program.
In the 1965 budget request presented herewith, no funds are sought for the 23 units at Hopkins Place, either for maintenance and operation or for demolition.
Funds requested in the 1965 budget are for maintenance and operation of the remaining 73 units in title I. The amount requested, $37,000, represents a higher percentage of the present budget of $43,000 than the reduction of 23 units would indicate because of salary and wage increases in 1963 and 1964 and the addition of personnel to aid in tenant rehabilitation and property maintenance.
Utility cost increases are due to the fact that utilities were not furnished the old Hopkins Place tenants; whereas utilities are supplied for most of the remaining 73 units.
Ordinary maintenance and operation cost increases are due to wage increases plus increased cost of materials for tenant painting program.
The reorganization of routine administrative and maintenance operations of the Authority has an effect on title I, for title I is charged with its pro rata share of routine Authority costs.
However, title I does not provide for insurance protection, payments in lieu of taxes, or collection losses as does title II. For this reason, title I has a minimum of general expense.