Access to Opportunity:  Place, Poverty, and Social Service Provision in the U.S.  
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Funding

The Multi-City Survey of Social Service Providers (MSSSP) was supported with grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Urban Scholars Program, the Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Program at Brown University, the Metropolitan Policy Program at The Brookings Institution, and the Brown University Undergraduate Teaching and Research Assistantship (UTRA) Program.

The Rural Survey of Social Service Providers (RSSSP) was supported with grants from the University of Kentucky Poverty Research Center (UKCPR), the RUPRI Rural Poverty Research Center, the West Coast Poverty Center, and the Brown University Undergraduate Teaching and Research Assistantship (UTRA) Program.

Each survey project also received support from the Taubman Center for Public Policy, the Department of Political Science, and the John Hazen White Public Opinion Laboratory at Brown University, as well as the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan.

Many thanks to Jack Combs for invaluable assistance with survey and website development.  Thanks also to Arthur Brooks, Kirsten Gronbjerg, Mark Neuffer, Bruce Weber, Darrell West, Michael White, Jim Ziliak, and Julie Zimmerman for assistance with case selection and survey development.  Thank you to Brett Clifton and Melissa Nicholaus for assistance with survey management.  Finally, thank you to the program managers and executive directors who took time out of their busy schedules to participate in these survey projects.

Scott W. Allard
Professor
Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs  
University of Washington
sallard@uw.edu