Ellison, The Urban Development Action Grant Program: Using Federal Funds to Leverage Private Investment in Distressed Communities, 11 URB.
(47.) The Urban Development Action Grant program was created as part of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1977.
"The "Apartment at Nautica," which were made possible in part through a $1.5 million Urban Development Action Grant
(UDAG), offer an attractive price in a very convenient location," said Mayor White.
The President said the UDAG (Urban Development Action Grant
program) was a good program--"it worked." He said it was unconscionable for the federal government to have policies which could exacerbate the problems of cities:
That will involve the role in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program in building infrastructure; it will involve changes in federal banking laws to enhance the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and to create a network of community development banks across the nation; and it will involve efforts to create a new kind of urban development action grant
program to leverage investment in cities from the private sector.
Urban Development Action Grams--$30 million has been requested for Urban Development Action Grants
while no funding was requested for the Urban Empowerment Zones, funded at $45 million in FY02.
After all, the nation has poured billions of dollars into urban improvement - from the Great Society programs of the 1960s and the Urban Development Action grants
of the 1970s, to the enterprise zones of the 1980s and the empowerment zones of the 1990s - few with marked success.
Cashing in chits he earned by founding a Democrats for Reagan group in 1980, he drew more than $50 million in Urban Development Action Grants
to Jersey City-- the most per capita in such aid for any municipality in the nation.
These include suggested reductions for the Economic Development Administration and Urban Development Action Grants
. Recently the Reagan administration adopted a suggestion from the Center to provide incentives for states to begin competitive bidding in supplemental food programs, so more women and children can receive milk, cheese, eggs, fruit juices, and other foods.