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SPECIAL PROGRAMS

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Special Programs include the Office of American and Folklife Studies, the International Environmental Science program, Academic and Educational Programs (including the Office of Symposia and Seminars, the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, and the Office of Fellowships and Grants), the Collections Management/Inventory Program, the Research Awards Program, the Major Exhibitions Program and the trust-funded Collections Acquisition, Scholarly Studies, and Education Program. This chapter includes the special requests appearing in the FY 1982 Congressional budget for the establishment of a federally supported Major Collections Acquisition Program, and the one-time purchase of institutional photocopying equipment.  This chapter also consolidates the equipping requirements of the Museum Support Center for various Smithsonian organizations involved in its development.  The resources associated with the International Environmental Science Program, the Fellowship Programs of the Institution, the Collections Management/Inventory Programs, and the trust-funded Collections Acquisition funds are generally available to all organizations of the Institution if they meet certain standards and selection procedurs.

[[underline]]Current Resources and Support[[/underline]]

These programs in FY 1980 are estimated to have total operating support of $9,347,000, excluding excess foreign currencies which amount to the equivalent of $4,200,000 in FY 1980.

A breakdown follows:
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  | [[underlined]] FY 1980 | 
Source of Funds| Full-Time Employment| Funds ($000) [[/underlined]]

Federal Salaries
 & Expenses| 24| $2,325

Unrestricted trust| 14| 6,821

Restricted trust| 0| 43

Federal Grants
 & Contracts| [[underlined]] 0| 158 [[/underlined]]
Total| 38| $9,347 [[/table]]

Funding patterns vary, and include programs which are funded entirely from federal appropriations, to those funded solely through trust operations of the Institution.  [[underlined]] American and Folklife Studies [[/underlined]], administered by the Assistant Secretary for History and Art, operates with both federal appropriations and trust funds and also seeks grants and contracts for special projects.  Federal funds support the folklife administrative staff and expenses, research and publication efforts, and
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