Program Description Handbook 2012-2013




To raise the knowledge, skill, and opportunity of all the people in New York.


We will provide leadership for a system that yields the best educated people in the world.


  1. All students will meet high standards for academic performance and personal behavior and demonstrate the knowledge and skills required by a dynamic world.
  2. All educational institutions will meet Regents high performance standards.
  3. The public will be served by qualified, ethical professionals who remain current with best practice in their fields and reflect the diversity of New York State.
  4. Education, information, and cultural resources will be available and accessible to all people.
  5. Resources under our care will be used or maintained in the public interest.
  6. Our work environment will meet high standards.

Program Description Handbook 2012-2013



The Program Description Handbook is a companion document to the Education Department's Budget Proposal Summary.  The Handbook provides narrative descriptions of the various Department programs.  The Program Description Handbook contains the following information:

PROGRAM: The program’s technical and familiar name plus any acronyms.

DESCRIPTION: A brief description of the program and the population which it serves.

REGENTS GOALS: Any of the six Regents goals which the program addresses.

AUTHORITY: The statutory and/or regulatory provisions establishing the program.

FUNDING SOURCE(S): The Program Description Handbook should not be used for definitive fiscal information.  General program funding from all sources is shown (for the most recent prior year) to provide a general sense of overall program size.  If more than one funding source is provided, the approximate percentage of each source is indicated.  For more definitive, up-to-date and detailed fiscal information, the Budget Proposal summary should be consulted.

CONTACT OFFICE:  The office and voice, fax and/or e-mail address where information regarding the program may be obtained.

Due to spending control restrictions the Program Description Handbook will no longer be printed. It will be available on the Education Department’s internet web site ( and additions and updates will be provided as needed throughout the year on the internet site.

Program Description Handbook 2012-2013

Regents Goals | Overview | ACCES | OCE | OHE | P-12

Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services

Adult Basic Education (Welfare Education Program – WEP)

Adult Literacy Education (ALE) Program

Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision (BPSS)

Case Services

College Readers Aid Program

Employment Preparation Education (EPE) State Aid

General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

Independent Living Centers (ILCs)

Integrated Employment

Social Security Reimbursement Account

Workers’ Compensation Fund

Workforce Investment Act (WIA) - Title II

Workforce Investment Act (WIA) - Title II - Integrated English Literacy/Civics Education

Workforce Investment Act (WIA) - Title II - Section 225 Programs for Incarcerated and Institutionalized Individuals

Office of Cultural Education

Educational Television and Public Broadcasting

State Archives and Records Administration:

State Library:

Office of Higher Education   

Albert Shanker Grant Program in Support of National Certification of New York State Teachers by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)

Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)

Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (CTEA/Perkins IV, Title I Basic Grant and Title II Career Pathways Competitive Grant)

Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) 

High Needs Nursing Programs

Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP)

Mentor Teacher Internship Program

Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP)

Teacher Opportunity Corps (TOC)

Teacher/Leader Quality Partnerships (TLQP)

Teachers of Tomorrow (TOT)

Unrestricted Aid to Independent Colleges and Universities (Bundy Aid)

Office of P-12 Education

Academic Intervention for Nonpublic Schools

Allowances to State-Supported Schools for the Blind, Deaf, Severely Physically Disabled and Severely Emotionally Disturbed

Bilingual Education

Career and Technical Education Improvement Act (CTEIA) Criminal Offender

Career and Technical Education Improvement Act (CTEIA) Services for Nontraditional Activities

Career and Technical Education Improvement Act (Perkins IV) Title I Basic Grants for Secondary and Adult Career and Technical Education Programs

Center for Disease Control Cooperative Agreement

Charter Schools

Education of Children with Disabilities

Education of Native Americans

Extended School Day/School Violence Prevention Program (ESD/SVP)

Health Education Program

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Learning Technology Grant (LTG) Program

Migrant Education

National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs

New York State Center for School Safety

Nonpublic Mandated Services Aid

Postsecondary Education Aid for Native Americans

Race to the Top

School Bus Driver Safety Training Program

Special Milk Program

Statewide Longitudinal Data System Recovery Grant

Statewide Longitudinal Data System Recovery Grant - ARRA

Summer Food Program

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

The Children’s Institute (formerly known as Primary Mental Health Project)

Teacher Resource and Computer Training Centers

Title I, Part A–Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies

Title I, Part A–School Improvement - Accountability

Title I, Part C–Education of Migratory Children

Title I, Part D–Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk, Subpart 1 – State Agency Programs and Subpart 2 – Local Agency Programs

Title I, Part G-Advance Placement Test Fee Program

Title II, Part A-Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund (Formula)

Title II, Part B- Mathematics and Science Partnerships

Title III Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient Students

Title IV, Part B-21st Century Community Learning Centers

Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2-Rural and Low-Income School Program

Title X, Part C–Homeless Education

Last Updated: January 24, 2013