Evaluation of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Teams Pilot: Final Report. A New Way to Interact


For the pilot cities, the engagement represented a new way to interact with the federal government in which the city directs the federal government in how it can best help address local priorities. Cities valued this bottom-up approach, which contrasted with historical relationships with federal agencies that emphasized grant compliance and federal monitoring. Cities also appreciated that the pilot encouraged federal staff to become involved in day-to-day city operations, thus giving them a clearer picture of the challenges cities face and how they are affected by federal policies.

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