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Table 11-27 Cont'd.
Cities
B. Formula Grants
Number of Cities Percent of
Rank Problem Area Checked Total Responding
4 Degree to which state aids constitute a coherent
system, e.g., the variety of apportionment
formulas, and the mixture of formula and narrow
purpose project grants. 70 21.7%
5 Inadequate consultation with local officials in development
of regulations and guidelines. 63 19.5
6 Inadequate consultation with local officials in development
of legislative proposals. 57 17.6
7 Time required for state officials to issue implementing
regulations and guidelines. 38 11.8
8 Strictness of performance standards required as
conditions of the grants. 21 6.5
9 Strictness of state officials in monitoring conformance
with performance standards. 13 4.0
10 Other. 10 3.1
C. Project Grants
1 The certainty of flow of state grant funds as it affects
estimation of revenue and expenditures for
the next fiscal year. 127 39.3
2 Complexity of reporting, accounting and auditing
requirements. 119 36.8
Degree to which state aids constitute a coherent
system, e.g., the variety of apportionment
formulas, and the mixture of formula and narrow
purpose project grants. 79 24.5
4 Inadequate consultation with local officials in development
of regulations and guidelines. 76 23.5
Time required for state officials to issue implementing
regulations and guidelines. 60 18.6
Inadequate consultation with local officials in development
of legislative proposals. 58 18.0
Strictness of performance standards required as
conditions of the grants. 50 15.5
Strictness of state officials in monitoring conformance
with performance standards. 25 7.7
9 Other. 10 3.1

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