ERIC Number: ED194263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Programs Supporting Multicounty Substate Regional Activities: An Overview. Rural Development Research Report No. 23.
Stam, Jerome M; Reid, J. Norman
Substate regional organizations (defined as those public bodies that provide planning, economic development, and service coordination for local governments) are discussed, and the major issues pertaining to substate regionalism are explored in this overview. The background and setting of the substate regional movement is traced, from its inception in 1954 when federal aid for regional planning began, through present federal programs in the fields of economic development, employment, health, law enforcement, and transportation. The role of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, one of the federal agencies supporting multicounty substate regional activities, is described, and its leadership in promoting regional solutions to problems of rural development and natural resources conservation is acknowledged. Differences in problems and functional focuses of regional councils in nonmetropolitan areas (from those in urban regions) are discussed. Thirty-nine federal programs which supported substate regional activities during 1977-1979 are described, including both the "generalist", multipurpose areawide units and the multicounty single-purpose areawide units. Selection criteria, program identification, and program characteristics are reviewed. (JD)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Community Development, Conservation (Environment), Economic Development, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Health Services, History, Human Services, Law Enforcement, Local Government, Metropolitan Areas, Public Agencies, Regional Planning, Rural Development, Rural Urban Differences, Social Services, Technical Assistance, Transportation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Economics, Statistics, and Cooperatives Service (USDA), Washington, DC.