White House Office of Records Management Subject Files: Federal Aid (FA)

(26.1 linear feet; boxes 1-54 & 3 OA Boxes)

File Code Description Research
Availability
FA

Federal Aid (10.5  ft; boxes 1-21& 3 OA Boxes)
This primary subject category contains material relating to Federal aid for state and local government projects through Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), and Urban Development Action Grants (UDAG); funding for state and local government energy conservation programs; federal aid for private schools; Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program; Aid to Families and Dependent Children (AFDC); Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) program; and the Comprehensive Employment Training Act (CETA).  Also included within this category are discussions pertaining to depoliticizing the grants and contract process, OMB circular A-122, and Federal funding for abortions.

Open
FA001

Airport Construction (0.1 ft; box 22)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to Federal aid for the expansion of airports, administration policy on S. 1184 – The Airport and Airway Capacity Expansion Act of 1987, and the possible locations for new airports in the United States.

Open
FA002

Arts (0.2 ft; box 22)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to requests for aid from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), how to obtain NEA grants, and requests for an appeal for unsuccessful NEA grants.

Open
FA003

Education (5 ft; Box 24-35)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to federal funding for bilingual education; programs for the handicapped;   historically black colleges and universities; health education; and financial aid for college students.  This subject category also contains correspondence from the public pertaining to proposed budget cuts for vocational/technical education programs, Pell Grants, Guaranteed Student Loans (GSL), and tuition tax credits for parents with children attending private schools.

Open
FA004

Housing (1.7 l.ft.; Box 35-39)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to Urban Development Action Grants (UDAG) and Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) for the building of housing; the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP); information on HUD's Section 8 lower income housing assistance program, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance grants, Rural Housing Block Grant administered by the Farmers Home Administration (FMHA), and low-income housing for seniors.

Open
FA005

Public Health (2.6 l.ft.; Box 39-43)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to Community Health centers, National Health Service Corps, the Public Health Service Act of 1979, the role of Federal funds for abortions, end-stage renal disease, construction of sewage treatment facilities, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Health Research Extension Act of 1985, Handicapped Act Amendments of 1986, and research utilizing organs or tissues taken from aborted babies.

Open
FA006

Revenue Sharing (4.4 l.ft.; Box 43-53)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to federal revenue sharing with local governments; the Reagan Administration's "New Federalism" program; federal government sharing revenues received from oil drilling of Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) with state and local governments, and White House prepared statistical profiles of local government opinions on general revenue sharing.

Open
FA007

Transportation (1.6 l.ft; Box 53-57)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the construction and upkeep of state and interstate highways, freeways and bridges.  Other important topics include federal funding for mass transit; railroad transportation; H.R. 2 – the vetoed Highway Bill of 1987; and motor vehicle speed limits.

Open

Research Availability:
Open - all records in the subject category have been processed and are available for research
Partial - some of the records in the subject category have been processed and available for research
None - no records in the subject category have been processed nor made available for research