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For Immediate Release: November 22, 1978

Proposed regulations to, govern the administration of Bureau of Indian Affairs adult education programs are being published in the Federal Register, Acting Deputy Commissioner Martin Seneca said today.

The proposed regulations provide a definition of the term "adult education" and give guidelines for the administration of funds and programs including the contracting of the programs.

The BIA has operated adult education programs since 1955 but has not had published regulations or manual guidelines for the administration of the programs. Comments on the proposed regulations should be sent within 30 days of publication to the Director of Indian Education Programs, 1951 Constitution Ave., N.W. , Washington, D.C. 20245.

For additional information call Mary Asbill, 202-343-7387.