Disaster assistance (41 - 47 of 47 items)
Opinion Concerning the SBA Disaster Loan Program
B-202568: Published: Sep 11, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1981.
In March 1981, the Small Business Administration (SBA) found that its appropriation could not meet the requirements of its disaster programs for the remainder of the fiscal year. Excessive demands exhausted the funding apportioned to SBA, which necessitated an immediate suspension of the approval of disaster loans until the apportionment of additional funds could be obtained. Effective March 19, 1...
Federal Disaster Assistance
088051: Jul 21, 1981
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Federal Disaster Assistance
115234: May 13, 1981
GAO discussed the results of past reports which dealt with a wide range of activities carried out by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other Federal agencies involved in disaster relief. In a review of the poor controls over Federal aid in Massacuhusetts after the 1978 blizzard, there was found to be a lack of coordination among the Federal agencies as well as other weaknesses in...
Federal Disaster Assistance: What Should the Policy Be?
PAD-80-39: Published: Jun 16, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1980.
Federal disaster assistance is provided to the private sector through five major programs. These programs are intended to serve different types of disaster victims, but some groups are eligible for benefits under several programs. Disaster assistance policy should be based on economic welfare considerations of equity and resource allocation efficiency. Disaster assistance should not vary across in...
Farmers Home Administration's Emergency Loan Program for Production Losses
110669: Oct 19, 1979
Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) Emergency Loan Program for Production Losses was reviewed. A large increase in the volume of disaster assistance loans in fiscal year 1978 prompted congressional interest in examining and amending the programs under which such loans were made. FmHA production loss loans are made to farmers, ranchers, and aquaculture operators who have suffered a severe crop los...
Actions Needed to Make the Farmers Home Administration's Emergency Disaster and Emergency Livestock Credit Loan Programs More Equitable and Efficient
CED-78-136: Published: Aug 18, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1978.
A review of the operation and administration of the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) emergency disaster and emergency livestock credit loan programs in South Dakota showed that, although the programs helped eligible farmers and ranchers continue operations after physical disasters and during adverse economic conditions, FmHA needs to make the programs more equitable and efficient. The Secretar...