Evaluation of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Teams Pilot: Final Report. 2.1 Engaging Federal Agencies


One of the first steps in operationalizing the SC2 pilot concept was to assemble a group of federal agencies willing to commit staff and resources to the pilot. 15 The initial group of involved agencies emerged out of an interagency group that began meeting with White House staff to explore how to be more responsive to distressed cities, leading to the formation of SC2. Other agencies became involved in the pilot effort once the basic framework was in place. Some of these agencies participated in the process of helping to select the pilot cities and others were recruited once the types of assistance pilot cities might need became clear.

15  Each agency covered the cost of its own team members and POCs.

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