PUBLIC LAW 87-276-SEPT. 22, 1961
Public Law 87-276 AN ACT To make available to children who are handicapped by deafness the specially trained teachers of the deaf needed to develop their abilities and to makel available to individuals suffering speech and hearing impairments the specially trained speech pathologists and audiologists needed to help them overcome their handicaps.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That, in order to encourage and facilitate the training of more teachers of the deaf, the Commissioner of Education (hereinafter in this Act referred to as the "Commissioner") shall, with the advice and assistance of the Advisory Committee on the Training of Teachers of the Deaf (established by section 5 and hereinafter in this Act referred to as the "Advisory Committee")^ establish and conduct a program of grantsin-aid to accredited public and nonprofit institutions of higher education which are approved training centers for teachers of the deaf or are affiliated with approved public or other nonprofit institutions which are approved for the training of teachers of the deaf to assist such institutions in providing courses of training and study for teachers of the deaf and in improving such courses. Such grants-inaid shall be used by such institutions to assist in covering the cost of such courses of training and study and for establishing and maintaining scholarships for qualified persons who desire to enroll in such courses of training and study, the stipends of any such scholarships to be determined by the Commissioner. The Commissioner shall submit all applications for grants-in-aid under this Act to the Advisory Committee for its review and recommendations, and the Commissioner shall not approve any such application before he has received and studied the recommendations of the Advisory Committee with respect to such application, unless the Advisory Committee shall have failed to submit its recommendations to him after having had adequate time to do so. SEC. 2. Payments of grants-in-aid pursuant to this Act shall be made by the Commissioner from time to time and on such conditions as he may determine, including the making of such reports as the Commissioner may determine to be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act, Such payments may be made either in advance or by way of reimbursement. SKC. 3. For the purposes of this Act— (a) The term "nonprofit", as applied to an institution, means an institution owned and operated by one or more corporations or associations no part of the net earnings of which inures, or may lawfully inure, to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual; (b) The term "accredited, as applied to an institution of higher education, means an institution of higher education accredited by a nationally recognized body or bodies approved for such purpose by the Commissioner; and (c) The term "approved", as applied to training centers for teachers of the deaf, means centers approved by a nationally recognized body or bodies approved for the purpose by the Commissioner, except that a training center for teachers of the deaf which is not, at the time of its application for a grant under this Act, approved by such a recognized oody or bodies may be deemed approved for purposes of this Act if the Commissioner finds, after consultation with the appropriate approved body or bodies, that there is reasonable assurance that the center will, with the aid of such grant, meet the appro v^al standards of such body or bodies.
September 22, 1961 [S. 336]
T e a c h e r s of the deaf, training.