Community development (71 - 80 of 90 items)
Rural Water Problems: An Overview
CED-80-120: Published: Aug 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1980.
An overview is presented of the difficulties faced by 28 rural communities in 10 States in obtaining drinking water. Many existing central water systems have deteriorated and need to be repaired or replaced. Other systems need to be expanded. In some areas, additional systems need to be developed. Water shortages have prevented the development or expansion of some central systems, but the most imp...
Status of the Youngstown, Ohio, Community Development Block Grant and Urban Development Action Grant Eligibility
CED-80-121: Published: Jul 25, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1980.
GAO reviewed the conditions the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) placed on Youngstown, Ohio's, ability to receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and its rescission of the city's eligibility for the Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) Program.GAO believes HUD officials acted within their authority when they placed conditions on 1979 CDBG and rescinded the city's U...
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...
The Cooperative Extension Service Should Provide Farmers With More Information on Farm Credit Sources
CED-80-45: Published: Feb 27, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1980.
Farmers are finding more than ever that borrowing is a necessity. However, information on sources of credit, interest rates and terms, and how to apply for farm credit is available only on a piecemeal basis from lenders, the Cooperative Extension Service, and other sources. While the supply of credit from the numerous farm lenders has generally been adequate to meet the needs of qualified borrower...
The Surety Bond Guarantee Program: Significant Changes Are Needed in its Management
CED-80-34: Published: Dec 27, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1980.
The Surety Bond Guarantee Program of the Small Business Administration (SBA) was established to guarantee up to 90 percent of a surety company's losses on bonds issued to small businesses which could not obtain bonding without the guarantee. From its inception in 1971, the program guaranteed more than 91,000 contracts totaling $6.3 billion. GAO evaluated the management of the program.SBA has not m...
Measuring Accomplishments Under the Business Development Assistance Program--More Accurate Verification Recommended
CED-79-117: Published: Sep 6, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1979.
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) attempts through its Business Development Assistance Program to create permanent jobs in areas of high unemployment by helping businesses to expand or locate new facilities in these areas. This help includes direct loans and guarantees of loans with private lending institutions. EDA has a goal that at least one permanent job will result for each $10,00...
Survey of the Economic Development Administration's Implementation of the Title IX Program
CED-79-104: Published: Jun 28, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1979.
The Title IX Special Economic Development and Adjustment Assistance Program was designed to save or create jobs and stimulate the economy of depressed areas. Nationwide, communities received 243 grants totalling about $311 million through fiscal year 1978. The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has the responsibility for implementing the Title IX program, which requires that grant recipient...
Contracts Awarded to Neighborhood Organizations by HUD
092852: Jun 4, 1979
No summary is currently available...
More Can Be Done To Identify and Help Communities Adjust to Economic Problems Caused by Increased Imports
CED-79-42: Published: May 15, 1979. Publicly Released: May 15, 1979.
An attempt was made to assess the impact of imports on local economies and to determine whether public officials and business representatives were aware of community benefits provided under the Trade Act. The Economic Development Administration (EDA) of the Department of Commerce is responsible for administering adjustment assistance to communities and business firms. Under the Trade Act, communit...
Evaluation of Agency Comments on GAO's Letter Report to Congressman Harsha
CED-79-76: Published: Apr 25, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1979.
In January 1979, GAO issued a report reviewing processing of the application for the Oakwood apartments, near Milford, Ohio, an assisted housing project under the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD did not agree with two of the four GAO recommendations, and stated that the intent of a third recommendation was unclear. GAO still believes that the changes are needed, and that HUD...