ERIC Number: ED157659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Progress and Promise of Title V in the South. A Synopsis of Progress Reports on Title V Rural Development Programs in the Southern States. SRDC Series Publication No. 9.
Southern Rural Development Center, State College, MS.
More than 60 successful programs and projects developed specifically under Title V of the Rural Development Act of 1972 by 13 southern states and Puerto Rico are reported in this synopsis of Title V achievements in the southern region. A summary of benefits to people in 82 pilot counties of the rural South lists improved job opportunities, homes, roads, water and sewer systems, health facilities, fire protection, government, and education. The report focuses on rural development as fostering the ability of people to solve their own problems, and addresses each of the four current areas of rural development emphasis through a brief overview of specific projects: (1) community services and facilities (utilities, transportation, waste disposal, water supply), (2) economic development (additional employment opportunities), (3) environmental improvement (energy, land use, planning and zoning, conservation, and improved recreation, forest, and wildlife), and (4) people building (job training, effective leadership, community health and welfare, education). A final section provides a state-by-state synopsis of Title V projects to give an idea of areas of concern, nature of the projects, cooperating groups for each project, and the people who benefit. (RS)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Community Services, Conservation (Environment), Economic Development, Employment Opportunities, Energy, Environment, Facilities, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Health, Improvement, Labor Force Development, Land Use, Leadership, Pilot Projects, Problem Solving, Recreation, Rural Development, Sanitation, Synthesis, Transportation, Welfare
Southern Rural Development Center, Box 5406, Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762 (Free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rural Development Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southern Rural Development Center, State College, MS.
Identifiers: Puerto Rico; Rural Development Act 1972; United States (South)