ERIC Number: ED329350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Ways and Means for Children and Families. Local Officials Guide.
Grose, Carolyn, Ed.; Kyle, John E., Ed.
This guide reviews resources local officials can use to improve institutional services for children and families, and offers procedural advice. Chapter 1 examines the role of municipal government in providing human services and identifies two roles local government has in delivering these services: broker and administrator. Chapter 2 examines major federal programs that local officials can tap to fund local programs for families and children. Chapter 3 reviews the range of state sources of support for programs affecting children and families. Chapter 4 describes the role of private funding for local programs, demonstrating ways in which city officials can act as brokers with private funders in order to secure resources for funding and improve human services delivery. Chapter 5 describes the municipality as a service provider and its residents as customers. The chapter also reviews ways in which cities and towns can satisfy customers without spending money. Chapter 6 examines ways municipalities can generate funding by reorganizing budgets and generating revenues. Chapter 7 describes the administrative structure needed if city halls are to raise funds for families and children. The chapter includes a section on ways to make and maintain contacts with potential funders and a guide to writing a grant proposal. Appendices provide ideas and resources for specific programs and projects and suggestions for reading and contacts. (RH)
Descriptors: Administration, Community Role, Family Programs, Federal Aid, Fund Raising, Guidelines, Local Government, Private Financial Support, Social Services, State Aid
National League of Cities, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20004 ($35.00; no shipping charged on pre-paid orders).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National League of Cities, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Customer Relations; Customer Services; Human Service Brokers