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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING
AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
WASHINGTON D.C. 20410
FOR RELEASE AFTER:
HUD-No. 69-0524 10:00 a.m., Thursday
Phone (202) 755-6980 June 26, 1969
MODEL CITIES CONTRACT
TENDERED TO WINOOSKI, VERMONT
Secretary George Romney of the U. S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development today announced the tender of a
$788,000 Model Cities contract to Winooski, Vermont.
Winooski will also be given support from other programs
administered by HUD, the Department of Health, Education and
Welfare, and the Office of Economic Opportunity.
Today's action by Secretary Romney will enable Winooski
to begin the first-year action phase of its comprehensive five-
year Model Cities program. State, local and private resources
will also be used by the city in its concentrated, coordinated
attack on the serious social, physical and economic problems
within the Model Cities area.
Secretary Romney, who is Chairman of the President's
Cabinet Committee on Voluntary Action, noted that the Winooski
model cities plan was largely the product of voluntary effort--
reflecting the fact that in Winooski, because of its small size
(8,000 pop.), most of local government is done on a volunteer
State agencies also participating in the planning were:
Department of Social Welfare, the Office of Local Affairs, The
Interagency Council on Aging, the Vermont Highway Department,
the Governor's Office, the Central Planning Office, the Department
of Vocational Rehabilitation, and others.
Commenting on the decision to tender a contract, Secretary
Romney explained that this was done after a careful review of
the Winooski comprehensive plan. The plan was thoroughly studied
and analyzed both by the Regional and Washington Interagency
Review Committees representing those Federal Departments and
Agencies with urban aid programs.
"During the past several months, Winooski has done an
excellent job in revising its proposals and improving its capa-
bility to operate its first-year action program," he said.
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A total of 150 communities in 45 States, the District
of Columbia and Puerto Rico are participating in the Model
Cities Program. The first applications for planning grants were
approved in November 1967.
For further information: Dave Drew
Model Cities Agency
West Allen Street
Winooski, Vermont 05404
Mayor Bernard Sumner
Winooski, Vermont 05404
NOTE: A summary of the Winooski Model Cities Program is
available upon request to the Office of Public Affairs,
U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development,
Washington, D. C. 20410