The reasons why the local agency in programming is the most meaningful are listed, and the responsibilities of the local agency in the performance of its role are listed. The meaningful role of the local agency is derived from its closeness to the service to be performed, and its better understanding of the environment in which the end results of the granting agency must be accomplished. The conflicts that arise among federal, state, and local agencies is concerned with the interpretation of guidelines. The local agency should avoid any tendency to be so eager for a particular type of funding that is allows itself to get boxed into unrealistic and unworkable guidelines. Local programmers have the responsibility to conduct continuing analyses of how their programming is working out in implementation and how well the end-result objectives of the grant are being met. The overall goal of the funding agencies should be to increase the level of analysis being carried out by the local agency and the consistency of feedback as the programming proceeds. The first responsibility of the local agency is to provide a soundly analyzed program; all possible alternatives should be considered. It also bears the responsibility to be actively involved in the formulation of the national and state guidelines. The local agency is the focal point for decision-making on the nature and time phasing of the program in that area. The inputs of 4 major audiences (political leaders, transportation administrator, programmer, and the citizens) may be readily collected and analyzed at the local agencies. The local agency is the most responsible for whether the program is workable, efficient, acceptable and effective in the attainment of the funding agency's goals.

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  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM