Box 3, Folder 17, Document 95

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April 14, 1969

Mr. William Norwood

Regional Manpower Administrator
U. S. Department of Labor

Room 700

1371 Peachtree Street, N. E.
Atlanta, Georgia

Dear Mr, Norwood:

Dan Sweat of my staff has discussed with me his conference with Mr. Henry L.
Childs of your office regarding the implementation of Title I-B of the 1969 EOA

Since the Federal law requires that all work and training components under
the comprehensive work and training program be provided through a prime
sponsor in a community program area, it is important that the most effective
prime sponsor be designated for the Atlanta area.

It is my understanding that the Atlanta community program area consists of
Fulton, DeKalb, Rockdale, Gwinnett, Clayton and Cobb Counties. At the
present time, Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc, functions as the official
community action program agency in Fulton, Gwinnett and Rockdale Counties.
EOA has developed and administered Neighborhood Youth Corps, Concentrated

Employment Program, and other manpower work and training programe
which are contained in Title I-B.

It is my feeling that EOA is well-qualified to be designated as the prime
sponsor for the six county region. I feel that EOA will be accepted by the
responsible authorities in DeKalb, Clayton and Cobb Counties as the most
suitable and best qualified organization to carry out these manpower require-

Sincerely yours,

Ivan Allen, Jr.

ec: Mr. Jim Parham

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