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ERIC Number: ED172989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Wisconsin Rural Development Demonstration Project.
McCoy, Palmer E.; Jones, Eleanor
Nineteen Wisconsin counties were the site of the four-year Rural Development Demonstration Project, one of five such projects in the nation. Among the project's objectives were to accelerate sound economic, social, cultural and environmental development and to provide alternatives for living in non-metropolitan areas while providing greater economic balance for the state. Several activities were undertaken in the nine-county West Central District of the project from April 1, 1971 to April 1, 1975. Economic development efforts included creation of Overall Economic Development Plans for six counties. Downtown Improvement programs centered around individual improvement in management skills, as well as analysis and improvement of the community's physical and social well being, were undertaken in seven communities. Health planning efforts included publication of county directories listing health care and related services and health summaries outlining health care available, health needs, and groups responsible for providing for specific areas. Title V and Title I programs provided funds for studies in such areas as land use, power structures, resource preservation and water resources. Youth activity programs ranged from environmental concerns to work with the elderly. Interagency cooperation was sought. An evaluation committee was established to develop evaluation procedures to monitor progress in the demonstration area. (DS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Eau Claire. Extension Service.
Identifiers: Nonmetropolitan Areas; Rural Development Demonstration Project; Wisconsin
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