President Lyndon Johnson announces a war on poverty as his number-one domestic program. Unprecedented amounts of federal funds are available for anti-poverty programs.
As one of a very few agencies already involved in such work, the Fund agrees to manage a series of broad efforts including job training, research on the causes of poverty, community development, mobilization of college-student volunteers, and basic training for the first-ever team of VISTA volunteers. Having already prepared 52 proposals, North Carolina communities are early recipients of federal community action grants.
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