Program evaluation (31 - 40 of 44 items)
Review of FEMA Role in Assisting State and Local Governments To Develop Hurricane Preparedness Planning
RCED-83-182: Published: Jul 7, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the principal federal programs relating to hurricane preparedness planning and the preparedness activities of a number of state and local governments.GAO found that, although the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is responsible for administering federal emergency management programs, FEMA involvement in hurricane preparedness assistance...
Federal Role in Hurricane Preparedness Planning
121286: May 5, 1983
GAO reviewed the principal Federal programs and activities relating to hurricane preparedness at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Army Corps of Engineers. The Federal Government provides three services that have a direct impact on local preparedness levels: forecasting, technical assistance, and financial assistance...
[Query Regarding Availability of Natural Disaster Emergency Loans]
B-197765: Published: Jan 10, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1983.
GAO was asked whether the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) has been unlawfully limiting the availability of natural disaster emergency loans authorized under the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act. GAO stated that the FmHA practice of basing loan eligibility on countywide, rather than individual, crop losses violates the act. GAO was also asked to review the loan program's authorizing l...
Washington State's Administration of the FEMA Medical Relocation Program
119782: Aug 10, 1982
GAO reviewed Washington State's administration of the medical relocation program, which is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Individual and Family Grant medical relocation program, following the Mount St. Helens disaster.GAO found that this was the first time FEMA had authorized a medical relocation program, and recipients were required to follow Washington State Department...
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
No summary is currently available...
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...
States Can Be Better Prepared To Respond to Disasters
CED-80-60: Published: Mar 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1980.
After a major disaster occurred in Massachusetts, GAO was asked to evaluate how well that State was prepared to respond to the disaster. It was also asked to review the preparedness in six other states with regard to the development of implementing procedures for use by state agencies in carrying out tasks assigned under the state emergency plans.Massachusetts agencies incurred problems in impleme...
Farmers Home Administration: Emergency Loan Processing Procedures in Stanislaus County, California
CED-80-64: Published: Mar 3, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1980.
The Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) Emergency Loan Program is administered by FmHA county offices located throughout the United States. The program's basic objective is to provide financial assistance to farmers after they have sustained severe losses as a result of a disaster. An audit of the FmHA Emergency Loan Program was undertaken to determine whether the loan processing regulations govern...