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This study can be viewed as a problem in applied social science. Ho\v can the resources of the University, in this case the Center for Urban Affairs of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, be mobilized to provide a social intelligence function for agencies and citizens groups working on community problems in the Omaha SMSA.

More specifically the objective is to expand and utilize the poverty-related content of the Center for Urban Affairs data bank in such manner as to aid local agencies and groups who are working on poverty-related problems. The assistance is to take the form of reports that are prepared for distribution to local agencies and groups and which will be useful to them in their planning and evaluation functions. In this way the project consists of resource development for poverty-related agencies and groups.