ERIC Number: ED037512
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
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Continuity and Change in Antipoverty Programs. Second Annual Report.
National Advisory Council on Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
This report reviews the status of poverty and makes the following recommendations for program aims and structure, and for organizational changes at the Federal level. Antipoverty programs should attack the total environment of the poor: housing, education, family stability, employment, and neighborhoods. Increased efforts must be made to reach the hidden and silent poor such as the American Indian and the Southern tenant. Passive and indifferent institutions must be made responsive. At the Federal level, the Presidential staff functions of the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) should include reporting directly to the Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs. OEO should remain as an agency outside the Executive Office, should administer and evaluate a larger number of community action programs, and should also develop and test experimental pilot programs. Programs of proven value developed by OEO should be delegated to other departments so that the Director of OEO can concentrate on employing newly found methods and techniques. OEO should adopt unresponsive poverty related programs operated in other departments. The Urban Affairs Council should make an effort to improve management and coordination of human resources programs and the Director of OEO should participate in its work. The report also outlines ways of improving coordination on the regional level. (KG)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Financial Needs, Hunger, Neighborhood Improvement, Nutrition, Poverty, Poverty Programs, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, State Aid
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Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.