Continuation of the Resource Conservation and Development Program Raises Questions.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIV
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The Resource Conservation and Development Program is a rural development program initiated in the early 1960s to improve the conservation and use of natural resources and the economic well-being of local communities. GAO found that program objectives have broadened and are virtually open ended, and program benefits and costs are difficult to pin down. If the Congress decides that the program is to continue, GAO recommends that it discontinue the use of program funds for financing the installation of project measures, provide for deauthorization of inactive or self-sufficient projects, and test alternative delivery systems.
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