ERIC Number: ED116840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Perspective on Title V Rural Development Programs in the Western States. WRDC Special Report No. 2.
Sorensen, Donald M.
Based on the available documentation of Title V (Rural Development Act of 1972) rural development programs currently underway in the Western Region (13 states), this report summarizes project endeavors to: (1) improve income and employment; (2) enrich environmental quality; (3) enhance social and health amenities; and (4) improve the quality of government processes and services. Providing a regional perspective, this summary also identifies Title V beneficiaries, benefit types, and problem areas (economic development, manpower development, public policy, comprehensive planning, and environment). The following are cited as significant dimensions of the Western Region's current rural development work: (1) Title V projects are addressing problems faced by all people living in rural areas-not just the agricultural producer; (2) Title V programs reflect locally elected officials' increasing recognition of needs and requests for assistance; and (3) Title V projects demonstrate that effective integration of research and extension activities can result in innovative and creative approaches to problems of rural development. Among some of the specific projects mentioned are: Utah's socioeconomic analysis project; Colorado's environmental research; Washington's efforts to facilitate government interaction; and Nevada's efforts to develop a data base for community decision makers. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rural Development Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Rural Development Center, Corvallis, OR.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Rural Development Act 1972