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In the war on poverty, what did maximum feasible participation mean?



A. A. the poor would serve on Community Action Agency (CAA) boards to develop community programs
B. B. the poor must receive services regardless of race or religion.
C. C. Local governments must contribute the maximum percent of the cost of the program in order to be entitled to receive any federal funds.
D. D. CAA boards must be elected in community elections with efforts made to maximize turnout.

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Asked by Edward, Last updated: Jul 11, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

A. the poor would serve on community action agency (caa) boards to develop community programs-a. maximum feasible participation was on of the most controversial aspects of the war on poverty. its intent was to involve clients - the poor- in the development of community programs. it was a fundamental shift in philosophy of having the programs developed for the poor by the middle class reformers. the argument was that the poor knew the most about their problems, involvement would encourage a sense of community, and there would be more acceptance of programs they developed themselves. cap boards challenged local government, which resulted in significant controversy for the program. daniel patrick moynihan, political scientist and later senator from new york, wrote a book on the subject titled maximum feasible misunderstanding.
 

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