From Nation to States: The Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program

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Edward T. Jennings
SUNY Press, 1986 - Social Science - 258 pages
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The advent of the Reagan administration's "New Federalism" initiatives in 1981 impacted state government in numerous ways. One example of this new era in intergovernmental relations is the transfer of responsibility of the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to state governments.

This volume provides an overview of the Small Cities CDBG program, an analysis of its politics, and an examination of the grant award processes established by the states. It concludes with an assessment of the consequences of state assumption for program activities, outcomes, and administration. Assessing the program transfer within the context of theories and practices of intergovernmental relations and policy execution, the book provides rich contextual information and a thorough comparison of implementation activities and outputs in seven states.
  

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Contents

Getting from Nation to States
23
The Maine Experience
45
The Wisconsin Experience
77
The Mississippi Experience
99
The Missouri Experience
127
The Nebraska Experience
155
The Texas Experience
183
The California Experience
199
Assessing the State Small Cities
221
Index
253
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Edward T. Jennings, Jr. is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Administration at The University of Missouri-Columbia.

Dale Krane is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at North Texas State University.

Alex N. Pattakos is Director of the Applied Research and Public Service Bureau of Public Administration at the University of Maine at Orono.

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