ERIC Number: ED082878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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The Rural Planning Specialist. A Unique Approach to the Problems of Poverty in Rural America.
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Community Affairs, Harrisburg.
The Rural Planning Specialist (RPS) Project was an effort to study and analyze methods for providing community services in rural Pennsylvania. The approach for alleviating poverty described in this report evolved from that project. The RPS program was described by need for innovation, structure of the project, RPS role and responsibilities, administering the program, selecting a representative, and placing the program in a community. Steps necessary for incorporating RPS in the community included introduction and inventory, the initial project, working with the community, defining a problem situation, working toward change, and leaving the community. The chronologies of some programs in progress were described. An appendix contains information on announcing the position of Rural Planning Specialist, a nominal group technique, a method for looking at a community, a community action workbook, a senior citizen flood relief proposal, and notes on community aides. (PS)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Community Affairs, Harrisburg.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania