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Community Development: CDFI Fund Can Improve Its Systems to Measure, Monitor, and Evaluate Awardees' Performance
RCED-98-225: Published: Jul 15, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the performance of the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, focusing on: (1) the first round of awards in the CDFI and Bank Enterprise Award (BEA) programs and the strategic plan that the Fund developed under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993; (2) the Fund's development of systems to measure, monitor, and eva...
VA Construction: Contract Award Delays
HEHS-98-188R: Published: Jul 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) construction contracting delays, focusing on whether these delays had impoundment implications under the Impoundment Control Act of 1974.GAO noted that: (1) VA's December 12, 1997, letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees correctly and accurately identified 10 awards for which VA did not aw...
1998 NASA Budget: Review of Selected Activities
NSIAD-97-252R: Published: Sep 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1997.
GAO provided information on potential reduction in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) fiscal year (FY) 1998 budget request and prior years' appropriations for selected programs. GAO noted that the information did not reflect any adjustments taken by congressional authorization and appropriations committees during their review of the FY 1998 NASA budget request.GAO noted tha...
Intellectual Property: Fees Are Not Always Commensurate With the Costs of Services
RCED-97-113: Published: May 9, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed issues related to intellectual property fees charged by the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and the Copyright Office, focusing on: (1) how fees are set for the services provided by the federal agencies; (2) the extent to which intellectual property fees are recovering the costs of the services provided; (3) whether different users of the same ser...
Homeownership: Potential Effects of Reducing FHA's Insurance Coverage for Home Mortgages
RCED-97-93: Published: May 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the impact of a reduction in the Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) mortgage insurance coverage on: (1) home mortgage lenders, the home mortgage market, and the types of borrowers served by FHA; (2) the financial condition of FHA's insurance fund; and (3) the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Government National...
Homeownership: FHA's Role in Helping People Obtain Home Mortgages
RCED-96-123: Published: Aug 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) role in helping people to obtain home mortgages.GAO found that: (1) FHA and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) programs allow borrowers to make smaller downpayments and accumulate higher total debt to income ratios than private mortgage insurers (PMI); (2) FHA programs finance closing costs...
VA Construction Contract Award Delays
HEHS-96-188R: Published: Aug 9, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed whether the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) contracting delays had any impoundment implications under the Impoundment Control Act of 1974. GAO noted that: (1) VA did not award a construction document or construction contract for nine major construction projects by September 30, 1995; (2) VA should have reported one additional project as dela...
Hispanic Employment Statistics
GGD-96-85R: Published: Jun 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided statistical information on Hispanic employment at eight selected executive departments in 1994, focusing on the percentage of Hispanics: (1) at certain grade levels; and (2) that received appointments, conversions, promotions, and outstanding performance appraisals. GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department...
Clean Water Act: Use of State Revolving Funds Varies
T-RCED-96-140: Published: Apr 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its preliminary review of the State Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund (SRF) Program. GAO noted that: (1) as of June 30, 1995, the states had loaned 77 percent of their $18.9 billion in available cumulative funds; (2) the proportion of state loans varies between states; (3) program data are incomplete, since the Environmental Protection Agency...
Government Shutdown: Funding Lapse Furlough Information
GGD-96-52R: Published: Dec 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the number of federal employees subject to furlough due to the funding lapse in fiscal year (FY) 1996 appropriations authority. GAO noted that: (1) as of November 30, 1995, seven of the 13 appropriations bills have been enacted; (2) several agencies' contingency plans do not contain sufficient furlough information; (3) 36.2 percent o...