Block grants (11 - 20 of 41 items)
Housing and Community Development Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-19(1): Published: Jan 2, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Housing and Community Development issue area as of January 2, 1996...
Community Development: Comprehensive Approaches and Local Flexibility Issues
T-RCED-96-53: Published: Dec 5, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1995.
GAO discussed the proposed Local Empowerment and Flexibility Act of 1995. GAO noted that: (1) community development experts believe that comprehensive community development approaches help address the problems in distressed neighborhoods; (2) community organizations have gained experience and the infrastructure needed to provide funding and technical assistance, but these organizations are faced w...
Rural Development: Patchwork of Federal Water and Sewer Programs Is Difficult to Use
RCED-95-160BR: Published: Apr 13, 1995. Publicly Released: May 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal rural development programs, focusing on: (1) federal programs providing assistance to rural areas for water and wastewater facility construction; (2) the programs' objectives and eligibility criteria; (3) problems rural areas have in dealing with these programs; and (4) group views concerning the possible consolidation or eli...
Community Development: Block Grant Economic Development Activities Reflect Local Priorities
RCED-94-108: Published: Feb 17, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, focusing on: (1) how program funds are used for economic development activities; (2) the impediments to using program funds; (3) the proper use of program funds; (4) the types and quality of jobs resulting from the program; and (5) the perfor...
Community Development: HUD Oversight of the Dallas Block Grant Program Needs Improvement
RCED-92-3: Published: Nov 27, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined whether the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provided adequate oversight of the Dallas Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, focusing on HUD monitoring of the city's: (1) timely expenditure of CDBG funds; (2) use of CDBG funds to enforce housing codes; (3) control over subrecipients; and (4) accounting and planning an...
[Comments on Use of CDBG Funds to Match EDA Economic Adjustment Grant]
B-239907: Published: Jul 10, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1991.
In response to a congressional request, GAO commented on the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to match an Economic Development Administration economic adjustment grant. GAO noted that the Department of Housing and Urban Development's attempt to apply CDBG program rules to Buffalo's economic adjustment grant caused an irreconcilable conflict which ultimately necessitated breaki...
Community Development: Oversight of Block Grant Monitoring Needs Improvement
RCED-91-23: Published: Jan 30, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1991.
GAO reviewed how three Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) field offices monitored entitlement grantees of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG).GAO found that: (1) inadequate supervisory and evidentiary control guidance contributed to HUD weaknesses in monitoring entitlement grantees; (2) audit working papers did not adequately document the conclusions reached during on-site mon...
Community Development: Distribution of Small Cities Funds by Pennsylvania
RCED-89-111: Published: May 3, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the methodology: (1) Pennsylvania used to distribute Small Cities and Community Development Block Grant Program funds; and (2) the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Pennsylvania used to develop low- and moderate-income population statistics.GAO found that: (1) Pennsylvania's methodology for estimating the percentage of low- a...
Michigan's Early Implementation of the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program
122868: Nov 4, 1983
GAO reviewed Michigan's implementation of the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program and compared Michigan's activities under the program in 1982 with those of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 1981.GAO found that the 1981 HUD- and 1982 State-administered programs allocated similar amounts for Small Cities Program projects. However, GAO observed several diffe...
Massachusetts' Early Implementation of the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program
122867: Nov 3, 1983
GAO reviewed Massachusetts' implementation of the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program and compared Massachusetts' activities under the program in 1982 with those of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 1981.GAO found that the 1981 HUD- and 1982 State-administered programs funded similar activities: (1) housing rehabilitation; (2) public facilities; and (3) ec...