Municipal Assistance Programs Aid Local Governments
June 27, 2012 |
As the economy continues to recover slowly the challenges in service delivery and policy implementation become even greater for the nation’s local governments. Across the country states are offering programs designed to aid local governments in these core functions.
In Pennsylvania the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) recently approved 20 projects through their Municipal Assistance Program (MAP). The programs are aimed at improving local emergency services and assisting in the community development process through municipal planning.
ICMA’s Governmental Affairs and Policy Committee identified some similar programs that have been successful in other states:
The economy notwithstanding, local governments must push forward with the duties of delivery services and planning for the future. Programs such as the ones mentioned above provide crucial assistance in meeting these objectives.
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Center for State and Local Government Excellence
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