Community development programs (11 - 20 of 46 items)
New Markets Tax Credit: Status of Implementation and Issues Related to GAO's Mandated Reports
GAO-03-223R: Published: Dec 6, 2002. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 2002.
This report describes the status of our work toward developing a methodology for evaluating the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program. Our objectives are to provide information about (1) the NMTC Program, including its goals, its design, and progress in implementing the program, and (2)our mandated review of the program, including the potential scope of the review and how the program may be evalua...
Economic Development: Federal Assistance Programs for American Indians and Alaska Natives
GAO-02-193: Published: Dec 21, 2001. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 2001.
Despite the recent success of casino gaming and other business ventures undertaken by some Native Americans and Alaska Natives, unemployment and poverty remain widespread in these communities. Many federal programs are available to help Native Americans with economic development, and some tribes are using these programs. Although agencies reported that their programs helped to create and retain jo...
Economic Development: Multiple Federal Programs Fund Similar Economic Development Activities
RCED/GGD-00-220: Published: Sep 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified federal programs that supported economic development, focusing on: (1) the programs that more directly fund economic development activities, including the level of financial support that they provide; and (2) comparing selected aspects of these programs, such as program applicants, to identify areas of potential overlap.GAO noted that: (1) 10 age...
Community Development: Local Growth Issues--Federal Opportunities and Challenges
RCED-00-178: Published: Sep 6, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on state and local governments' efforts to manage community development, focusing on: (1) growth-related challenges facing local communities; (2) tools and techniques that state and local governments are using to help plan for and manage growth in their communities; and (3) federal programs and policies that state and local governments...
Community Development: Businesses' Use of Empowerment Zone Tax Incentives
RCED-99-253: Published: Sep 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the extent to which businesses used: (1) Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community program's three tax incentives; and (2) three other tax incentives that are targeted to help businesses, including those in distressed areas.GAO noted that: (1) large urban businesses and rural businesses were more likely than small urban businesses to...
Community Development: Progress on Economic Development Activities Varies Among the Empowerment Zones
RCED-99-29: Published: Nov 25, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 25, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community program, focusing on the: (1) progress made by the federal empowerment zones in implementing the program; (2) steps taken by the two responsible federal agencies--the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA)--to monitor and evaluate the existing zones' p...
Housing and Community Development Issue Area Plan: Fiscal Years 1999-2001
IAP-98-9: Published: Jul 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1998.
GAO presented its Housing and Community Development issue area plan for fiscal years 1999 through 2001.GAO plans to assess the: (1) the Department of Housing and Urban Development's actions to correct its long-standing Department-wide management deficiencies and other housing and community development agencies' efforts to improve the delivery of services, eliminate duplication, and produce long-te...
Community Development: The Federal Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community Program
T-RCED-98-27: Published: Oct 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community (EZ/EC) program, focusing on: (1) the status of the program's implementation in the six urban empowerment zones, which are located along the east coast and in the mid-west regions of the United States; (2) the factors that program participants believe have either helped or hindered efforts to carry out...
Economic Development Activities: Overview of Eight Federal Programs
RCED-97-193: Published: Aug 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the economic development activities of eight federal programs, focusing on: (1) the economic development activities that major federal programs fund for the benefit of states and communities; (2) restrictions for using program funds to relocate existing businesses and jobs; (3) procedures that federal agencies established to ensure compliance with...
Housing and Urban Development: Use and Oversight of the Economic Development Loan Fund
RCED-97-195: Published: Aug 20, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined how changes to the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Economic Development Loan Fund have affected the program, focusing on: (1) the extent to which communities are using the loan fund; (2) factors affecting communities' willingness to use the fund; (3) the types of projects being financed with loan proceeds; and (4) HUD's procedur...