chapter  5
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The Emergency Substance Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Block Grant (Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986): Improving Government Procedures

The Evaluation of the Alcohol and Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation

Block Grant was conducted by a consulting firm in 1989. The project ex­

plores implementation of a federal grant program on a statewide basis in

California. The case study demonstrates how an open-ended problem

can provide useful information and recommendations to decision mak­

ers.* It also exemplifies the research challenges inherent in exploring a

large, complex, and geographically disparate program in an intergovern­

mental context.