Evaluation of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Teams Pilot: Final Report. The Ability of Cities To Fully Take Advantage of the Pilot


A challenge related to the assessment process is that it did not sufficiently determine which cities were best positioned to engage in and benefit from the pilot. Federal stakeholders noted that the first round of site selection did not adequately differentiate cities that were prepared to benefit from a SC2 team from those that were not as prepared. While all pilot cities faced economic and capacity challenges that could be mitigated by federal attention, some in particular were marked by factors that ultimately hindered the success of the pilot, including very limited staff capacity, a lack of clear vision or priorities for the pilot, or political instability.

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