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Small Business Administration: Additional Actions Are Needed to Certify and Monitor HUBZone Businesses and Assess Program Results
GAO-08-643: Published: Jun 17, 2008. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 2008.
The Small Business Administration's (SBA) Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program provides federal contracting assistance to small firms located in economically distressed areas, with the intent of stimulating economic development. Questions have been raised about whether the program is targeting the locations and businesses that Congress intended to assist. GAO was asked to exa...
Small Business Administration: SBA Followed Appropriate Policies and Procedures for September 11 Disaster Loan Applications
GAO-04-885: Published: Aug 31, 2004. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 2004.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) played a key role in assisting small businesses affected by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks by providing over $1 billion in disaster loans to businesses that sustained physical damage or economic injury. Small businesses in the immediate areas of the attacks and others nationwide that suffered related economic injury were eligible to apply for disas...
Highway Contracting: Assessing Fraud and Abuse in FHwA's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
RCED-89-26: Published: Nov 30, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, focusing on the: (1) nature and extent of program fraud and abuse; (2) results of FHwA investigations of DBE fraud and abuse cases; and (3) approaches FHwA and states used to minimize fraud and abuse.GAO found that: (1) FHwA established the DBE program to e...
Fiscal Controls in the Federal Trade Commission's Public Participation Program Should Be Strengthened
HRD-79-129: Published: Oct 1, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1979.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has authority to provide compensation to certain persons in order for them to participate in rulemaking proceedings. Despite the $1 million statutory ceiling for any fiscal year, the Congress authorized funding for participant compensation of only $500,000 for each of fiscal years 1976, 1977, and 1978. The Congress authorized $750,000 for fiscal year 1979, and FT...