ERIC Number: ED238642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Appalachian Regional Commission: 1982 Annual Report.
Appalachian Regional Commission, Washington, DC.
Fiscal year 1982 was transitional for the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), as it was the last year of the broad economic development program and a year of reduced funding and new limits on programs. In 1981, Congress had requested that ARC prepare a plan for completion of the Appalachian highway system and for a 3 to 5 year ARC finish-up development program. Activities under the last year of the traditional program included highway construction, a survey of local development districts (LDDs), the Alabama basic skills improvement program for elementary schools, and a Mississippi pilot project to upgrade training and development of vocational education teachers through inservice training. The finish-up program, begun at the end of fiscal 1982, included completion of 666 miles of highway, a regionwide jobs and private investment program, a health program for areas lacking basic health care or having high infant mortality rates, and a special program to aid the 67 most distressed and underdeveloped Appalachian counties. ARC received funding of $155 million for fiscal 1983. Report sections discuss objectives and activities, finances, and projects (by category); provide maps, county population change data, and program categories and funding for the 13 Appalachian states; and include an address list and map of Appalachian LDDs. (MH)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Census Figures, Coal, Community Development, Demography, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Supported Day Care, Financial Support, Health Personnel, Health Services, Housing, Infant Mortality, Inservice Teacher Education, Planning Commissions, Program Costs, Program Descriptions, Regional Planning, Regional Programs, Rural Development, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Appalachian Regional Commission, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Appalachia; Highways
Note: For related document, see ED 216 853.