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HUD-No. 69-0008 : 7 "BOR RELEASE:
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: January 2, 1969


Improving the effectiveness of major Federal programs is the

aim of a research contract announced today by the ees Depart-

_ ment of Housing and Urban Development.

T. F. Rogers, Director of HUD's Office of Urban Technology
and Research, announced the award of a $100,000 contract to the
American Society for Public Administration. The project will study
several of HUD's programs in terms of their operation in a number
of selected cities,

Mr. Rogers noted that "it is one of HUD's prime responsibilities
to insure that states, cities and localities use its assistance programs
to maximum advantage. The conclusions of this study are expected
to aid both HUD and the cities in improving the results of such Federal
programs as public housing, urban renewal, water and sewer facilities,
and open space,"

The National Academy of Public Administration, working with its
parent organization, the American Society for Public Administration,
will establish a national panel and individual city panels to conduct
the study. These panels will develop a pattern describing the activ-
ities related to the administration of each program surveyed ina city,
and analyze the principal local critical decisions and actions. The.
panel members will include members of the Academy and residents of
each city to be surveyed who are knowledgeable in public administration



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Among the questions to be studied will be the local reaction
to the initiation of a program; the nature of Federal, State and local
initiative; how the problem to be solved was perceived by various
groups within the community; whether skilled personnel were available
to carry out the program, and what the performance rate and effective-
ness has been in the light of local circumstances.

When the individual city studies are completed, the results will
be assessed on a national scale and general conclusions drawn.

Further information can be obtained from George Graham,

Director, National Academy of Public Administration, 1225 Connecticut.
Ave., N. W., Washington, D. C. 20036.

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