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Table 11-14 Cont'd.
Number of Cities Percent of
Problem Area Checked Total Responding
8. Frequency and timing of changes in
program priorities. 21 20.2%
9. Number of conditional grants to local units
that must channel through the states. 20 19.2
10. Bypassing of general purpose local governments
in funding public and private non-profit
organizations, special districts, and public
authorities operating in areas similar to
local government. 17 16.3
11. Time required for issuance of implementing
regulations and guidelines. 17 16.3
12. Limitations on eligible grant recipients. 15 14.4
13. Centralization in Washington of decisions
regarding application, review and approval
of project grants. 15 14.4
14. Inadequate provision for consultation with
state and local officials in development
of legislative proposals. 15 14.4
15. Cost and procedure for obtaining information
on grants available and requirements for
eligibility and performance. 13 12.5
16. Consistency of planning requirements
among programs. 10 9.6
17. Other. 9 8.7
18. Cost and procedure for obtaining information
on how much and what kinds of Federal money
is flowing into local communities. 8 7.7
19. Centralization in Washington of policy
interpretations. 7 6.7
20. Strictness of performance standards. 6 5.8
21. The detail of performance standards. 6 5.8
22. The strictness of Federal officials in
monitoring performance. 5 4.8
23. Variations in matching fund provisions. 5 4.8
24. Variations in fund allocation formulas (i.e.,
allocation among projects within states). 3 2.9
25. Variation in fund distribution formulas. 2 1.9
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