A proposal that would link a tax credit for donations to public schools and fund private-school scholarships to the Dream Act is not “viable” Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said on Monday after emerging from a closed-door meeting with Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

“I think that’s something the governor put on the table, but I’m not sure it’s a viable option,” Silver said.

Silver, who met separately with Cuomo after the governor huddled with Sens. Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein on the budget, indicated neither side would be in favor of the proposal.

“I’m not sure the Senate will accept it because so far they’ve been saying they won’t allow government funds,” he said.

Silver also indciated he had reservations about the education tax credit.

“I don’t think so because it doesn’t get to the people who need it,” he said.

The Dream Act would provide tuition assistance to the children of undocumented immigrants, a bill that was voted down by the state Senate last week.

The education tax credit, a proposal lobbied for by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, would allow for private donations to public schools and create scholarship programs for needy students to receive access to private education, including parochial schools.

As for the Dream Act itself, Silver said he spoke at length with Cuomo about it.

“We’re just trying to find ways to make sure it’s in this budget,” Silver said.

Skelos and Klein said their separate meeting with Cuomo did not include discussions about the Dream Act.

Silver, asked why there were separate meetings, pointed to the Friday incident in which Skelos left the meeting complaining the speaker was focused too much on New York City issues in budget talks.

“Sometimes I think you accomplish more doing it separately,” Silver said. “Last Friday the senator was agitated about what was discussed and it’s just easier.”

Silver said he has not spoken to Skelos since the Friday meeting.