ERIC Number: ED171501
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Report to Congress on the Continuation of the Applachian Regional Commission.
Appalachian Regional Commission, Washington, DC.
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), established by Congress in 1965, is a unique partnership of federal, state, and local government action attempting to provide every person living in the region with the health and skills needed to compete in everyday life and to attract new industry to the region, thus providing more jobs and a more diversified economic base. The ARC believes that with the further help of its programs, the region can continue to capitalize on its 14 years of progress. In support of this position, this report organizes information into four sections. Section I describes regional conditions in the areas of jobs, population, income, health, education, housing and community facilities and outlines ARC principles. Section II explains the ARC partnership, 1975 Amendments to the Appalachian Regional Development Act, and its planning process. Section III presents data on the six categories of ARC's functional programs: highways; community services and business development; human services; natural resources, environment and energy; Commission and state research; and local development district administrative support. Section IV contains drafts of the proposed 1978 Amendments to the Appalachian Regional Development Act and the Balanced Growth and Regional Development Act of 1978. Appendices furnish related statistics, maps, bibliographies and trends. (NEC)
Descriptors: Community Development, Community Services, Construction Programs, Economic Development, Economically Disadvantaged, Education, Employment, Federal Legislation, Health Services, Human Services, Local Government, Natural Resources, Poverty, Poverty Areas, Program Descriptions, Road Construction, Rural Areas, Rural Development, Social Services, State of the Art Reviews, Welfare Services
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Appalachian Regional Commission, Washington, DC.