Accession Number: 5888
Title: Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation Allocations Under the Community Development Block Grant.
Author(s): Dommel, Paul R.
Ehrenreich, Jill S.
Jackson III, John S.
Publication Date: 07/1979
Sponsoring Organization(s): Department of the Interior
Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Washington, DC
Performing Organization(s): Brookings Institution
Washington, DC
Availability: HUD USER, P.O. Box 23268, Washington, DC 20026-3268; phone (800) 245-2691; fax (202) 708-9981; or TDD (800) 927-7589
Descriptors: Community Development Block Grants. Federal grants. Block grants. Parks. Recreation. Historical preservation. Community Development. Comprehensive Employment Trng Act. Public services.
Abstract: This report is part of a 6-year study on the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for urban parks, recreation, and historic preservation projects. Overall, a large percentage of the sample jurisdictions studied use some CDBG funds for parks and recreation, but the number of jurisdictions making such allocations has declined over the first 4 years of the program. Fifty-eight percent of the benefits of funded parks and recreation activities went to lower income groups in the fourth program year, a 3 percent increase over year 3. Thirty-four percent of jurisdictions used CDBG funds for historic preservation, with the bulk of those funds being spent on rehabilitation. The report also includes a summary analysis of the use of public service employees hired under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) for local parks and recreation activities.