ERIC Number: ED115424
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jul-24
Reference Count: N/A
The Alma-Bacon County Story: A Model for Rural America. Committee Print, 92nd Congress, 2nd Session, July 24, 1972.
Nipp, Robert E.
Designed to illustrate the revitalization process of a small rural community via use of the Model Cities Program, this case study of Alma-Bacon County, Georgia traces Alma-Bacon's: (1) historical background; (2) community development beginnings; (3) political development; (4) outstanding problems; and (5) development plans and accomplishments (manpower and economic development, education, health and social services, housing and physical environment, recreation, and culture). As the smallest and the only truly rural area in the Model Cities Program, Alma-Bacon's achievements during a 15 month period are cited (the project was begun in 1970 and is to continue for five years with about $1.2 million a year). A 1972 survey cited the following activities as tied to Alma-Bacon's rural development program: (1) a major urban renewal project; (2) a $1,960,384 grant to remove and replace substandard housing; (3) a 40-unit housing complex for the elderly; (4) a manpower and economic development program to develop or expand industry; (5) an industrial, agricultural, aircraft complex; (6) educational programs involving early childhood development, computer assisted learning system, individualized study, and vocational education; (7) a community services division; (8) recreational developments (a lake and a multipurpose recreation center); (9) a carpet factory; (10) a land drainage project; and (11) a million dollar waste disposal system. (JC)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
Authoring Institution: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC. Farmers Home Administration.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia