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Foreign Assistance: U.S. Funds to Two Micronesian Nations Had Little Impact on Economic Development and Accountability Over Funds Was Limited
T-NSIAD/RCED-00-227: Published: Jun 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed economic assistance provided by the United States under the Compact of Free Association, focusing on the: (1) use of the Compact funding by the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands; (2) progress made by both nations in advancing economic self-sufficiency; (3) role of Compact funds in supporting economic progress;...
Foreign Relations: Better Accountability Needed Over U.S. Assistance to Micronesia and the Marshall Islands
RCED-00-67: Published: May 31, 2000. Publicly Released: May 31, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal assistance the United States provides to the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, focusing on the: (1) cost to the United States of providing assistance to Micronesia and the Marshall Islands in accordance with the existing Compact of Free Association from fiscal year (FY) 1987 through FY 1999; (2) fu...
Essential Air Service: Changes in Passenger Traffic, Subsidy Levels, and Air Carrier Costs
T-RCED-00-185: Published: May 25, 2000. Publicly Released: May 25, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Essential Air Service (EAS) program, focusing on: (1) changes in the number of communities and passengers receiving subsidized service; (2) changes in the level of subsidies provided; and (3) reasons why the subsidy levels changed.GAO noted that: (1) between 1995 and 1999, the overall number of communities receiving EAS-subsidized service decr...
Financial Audit: Congressional Award Foundation's 1999 and 1998 Financial Statements
AIMD-00-156: Published: May 15, 2000. Publicly Released: May 15, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Congressional Award Foundation's financial statements for the fiscal years (FY) ended September 30, 1999 and 1998, focusing on the: (1) effectiveness of the Foundation's related internal controls as of September 30, 1999; and (2) Foundation's compliance in FY 1999 with selected provisions of laws and regulations GAO tested.GAO noted that: (1)...
Mass Transit: Review of the Tren Urbano Finance Plan
RCED-00-94R: Published: Mar 31, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Puerto Rico Highway and Transportation Authority's finance plan for its Tren Urbano Rapid Rail Line Project, focusing on the: (1) financing of the Tren Urbano project; and (2) reasonableness of the assumptions contained in the finance plan.GAO noted that: (1) the Authority has sufficient funding to meet the expected cost of the project withou...
Northern Mariana Islands: Garment and Tourist Industries Play a Dominant Role in the Commonwealth's Economy
RCED/GGD-00-79: Published: Feb 14, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the state of the economy of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and its revenue-raising efforts, focusing on: (1) what the impact of the garment and tourist industries and the use of foreign washers has been on the economy of the CNMI; (2) how the revenue-raising efforts of the CNMI and the payments that CNMI re...
FWS: Migratory Bird Hunting--Final Frameworks for Early-Season Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations and Early Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for Certain Migratory Game Birds
OGC-99-63: Published: Sep 10, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) new rule on early-season migratory bird hunting. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would establish the early-seasons frameworks from which states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands may select dates and other options available to them for the 1999-2000 migratory bird hunting season; and (2) FWS complied with appl...
Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Delivery of Key Benefits Hinges on States' Achieving Compliance
T-AIMD/GGD-99-221: Published: Jun 23, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the year 2000 challenge facing state and local governments, focusing on: (1) the reported year 2000 readiness of state and local governments and actions taken by the President's Council on Year 2000 Conversion in this area; (2) the readiness and federal activities associated with state-administered federal programs; and (3) GAO's observations on H...
Welfare Reform: Status of Awards and Selected States' Use of Welfare-to-Work Grants
HEHS-99-40: Published: Feb 5, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about: (1) welfare-to-work formula and competitive grants awarded to, or declined by, states for fiscal year (FY) 1998; (2) how selected grantees are planning to use these funds; and (3) how selected grantees plan to meet welfare-to-work requirements to better integrate the states' workforce development services with other human service...
Veterans' Health Care: Service Delivery for Veterans on Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
HEHS-99-14: Published: Nov 4, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the need for establishing a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) inpatient facility on Guam, focusing on: (1) how VA currently meets Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) veterans' health care needs; (2) veterans' possible future demand for health care and VA's ability to meet this demand; and (3) the cost to establish a v...