Donations made to this fund are used to make individual awards to all first place state conference competition winners' registration fees for the annual international competition. Funds are available to students needing financial assistance as recognized by their teachers, their administrators, and guidance counselors. Additional dollars are distributed to underserved to cover membership costs, costs associated with various Georgia DECA functions, and attending project training sessions. Community service donations are also distributed from this fund.
The prefix was a part of the original metric system in 1795. It is not in very common usage, although the deca pascal is occasionally used by audiologists . The deca newton is also encountered occasionally, probably because it is an SI approximation of the kilogram-force . Its use is more common in Central Europe . In German, Polish, Czech, Slovak and Hungarian, deka (or deko ) is common and used as a word on its own, always meaning decagram . A runway number typically indicates its magnetic azimuth in decadegrees .