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Chapter : General Policy and Analysis

General Policy and Analysis

General policy and analysis

Basic Resources

▶Agencies

Agriculture Dept. (USDA), Rural Development, External Affairs,1400 Independence Ave. S.W., 20250-0705; (202) 720-1384. Maria Wheat, Director; Freddie Mack, Deputy Director. Press, (202) 690-0498.

Web, www.rd.usda.gov/about-rd/offices/legislative-public-affairs

Disseminates information to the media and general public about policy matters related to housing and rural development.

Economic Development Administration (Commerce Dept.),1401 Constitution Ave. N.W., #78006, 20230; (202) 482-5081. Fax, (202) 273-4781. Vacant, Assistant Secretary. Information, (202) 482-2000. Public Affairs, (202) 482-4085.

Web, www.eda.gov

Advises the commerce secretary on domestic economic development. Administers development assistance programs that provide financial and technical aid to economically distressed areas to stimulate economic growth and create jobs. Awards public works and technical assistance grants to public institutions, nonprofit organizations, and Native American tribes; assists state and local governments with economic adjustment ...

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