ERIC Number: ED179635
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
General Revenue Sharing in St. Louis City and County.
Wilkinson, Etta Lou; Barnett, Malcolm Joel
Unlike typical Federal catergorical grants which are highly specific, General Revenue Sharing grants (GRS) are free of restrictions or conditions. The Missouri Advisory Committee, in viewing the impact of GRS on St. Louis City and County, received evidence regarding: (1) the nature of GRS-funded expenditures; (2) the limits of citizen participation; (3) the extent of job or facility discrimination in activities funded with GRS money; (4) the consequences of methods for calculating entitlements; and (5) the extent of Office of Revenue Sharing supervision. All of these suggested to the Advisory Committee the need for change. Among the findings were: neither city nor county used GRS funds to support long term programs specifically designed to benefit those with greatest need, minorities and the poor; neither sought to improve the effectiveness of ongoing social programs or to provide for newly identified social needs; neither city nor county provided ample opportunity for citizen participation. Additional findings and recommendations are enumerated. (Author/RLV)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri; Missouri (Saint Louis)