Emergency management (81 - 89 of 89 items)
Improved Administration of Federal Public Disaster Assistance Can Reduce Costs and Increase Effectiveness
CED-82-98: Published: Jul 23, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1982.
GAO reviewed the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) administration of funds for public disaster assistance. The review was made to determine whether FEMA, which provided over $700 million in disaster assistance from 1979 through 1981, was consistently and effectively providing such assistance to state and local governments.Under the Disaster Relief Act of 1974, public disaster assistance...
Federal Disaster Assistance and S. 2250
118135: Apr 20, 1982
GAO discussed Federal assistance to States and local communities administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and offered comments on amendments to the Disaster Relief Act. Actions taken by FEMA have raised concern over whether it has altered the scope of the Act, including: (1) establishing a cost sharing program between the Federal Government and the State and local governments...
Requests for Federal Disaster Assistance Need Better Evaluation
CED-82-4: Published: Dec 7, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1981.
The Federal Disaster Relief Program is intended to supplement the assistance which states, their political subdivision, private relief organizations, and citizens provide for disaster relief. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) evaluates requests from states for assistance and recommends declarations or denials to the President. GAO reviewed FEMA activities to determine the type and amo...
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...
Poor Controls Over Federal Aid in Massachusetts After the 1978 Blizzard Caused Questionable Benefit Payments
CED-81-4: Published: Jan 26, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1981.
In February 1978, the President declared eight Massachusetts' counties a major disaster area following the most severe blizzard to strike the Boston metropolitan area in over 100 years. Federal assistance totalled about $180 million to individuals, businesses, and state and local governments. GAO was asked to review: (1) the adequacy of coordination among the federal agencies to prevent duplicativ...
Review of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Planned Relocation of Positions From Olney, Maryland, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
LCD-80-47: Published: Mar 28, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1980.
On June 19, 1978, the President transmitted a reorganization plan to Congress to improve federal emergency management and assistance. The plan called for establishing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and consolidating a number of civil preparedness and disaster relief functions. FEMA is responsible for handling all emergency management and assistance functions in the federal governme...
Improvements Being Made in Flood Fighting Capabilities in the Jackson, Mississippi, Area
CED-80-36: Published: Dec 18, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1980.
In order to improve Federal emergency management and assistance, the President issued a reorganization plan in 1978 which called for the establishment of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The FEMA consolidates a number of civil preparedness and disaster relief functions. A review was made of the Administration's progress in establishing FEMA and the Federal role in the April 1979 flo...
How Do Federal Agencies Assure That Disaster Loan Recipients Maintain Mandatory Flood Insurance
CED-80-10: Published: Oct 26, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1979.
The disaster loan programs of the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) were reviewed in an examination of the procedures used by federal agencies to ensure that disaster loan recipients maintain flood insurance when required as a condition for such loans. GAO reviewed legislation; agency policies, procedures, regulations, and guidelines; and gathered stati...