Under Section 8002 and 8003, formula payments are generally deposited in eligible LEA, general fund accounts and are used for basic operating costs within the LEA, including teacher salaries, utilities, books, and supplies.
For Section 8007(b), the most recent competitive construction grant were awarded in the Summer of 2006.
Funds were used by LEAs to replace failing alarm systems, install waste water treatment facilities, repair lighting, electrical and air exchange systems, repair roofs, floors, and windows, and other emergency repairs.
The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.