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Indian Programs: Tribal Influence in Formulating Budget Priorities Is Limited
RCED-91-20: Published: Feb 7, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) Indian Priority System (IPS) budget formulation process, focusing on the: (1) development and implementation of the IPS process; (2) level of tribal involvement and influence in setting IPS budget priorities; (3) extent to which tribes contracted with BIA to carry out programs; and (4) concerns tribes had regardi...
Community Development: Distribution of Small Cities Funds by Pennsylvania
RCED-89-111: Published: May 3, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the methodology: (1) Pennsylvania used to distribute Small Cities and Community Development Block Grant Program funds; and (2) the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Pennsylvania used to develop low- and moderate-income population statistics.GAO found that: (1) Pennsylvania's methodology for estimating the percentage of low- a...
Urban Action Grants: Lansing, Michigan's Grant Requires Action
RCED-89-85: Published: Apr 11, 1989. Publicly Released: May 12, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated a Lansing, Michigan, Urban Development Action Grant project, focusing on whether changes to the project's scope complied with the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) regulations and procedures.GAO found that: (1) HUD approved the $3.3-million grant for financing the purchase and installation of fixed capital equipment in a techn...
Wallop-Breaux Trust Fund
T-RCED-88-38: Published: Apr 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1988.
GAO discussed the Aquatic Resources Trust Fund's Boat Safety Account, from which the Coast Guard administers payments to states to support their recreational boating safety activities. GAO noted that states: (1) received two-thirds of account funds; (2) typically spent $4 for every federal dollar, exceeding the requirements to match federal funds dollar-for-dollar; (3) typically requested all fund...
Maritime Administration's Federal Ship Financing Program
T-RCED-88-1: Published: Oct 15, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1987.
GAO discussed the Maritime Administration's (MARAD) Federal Ship Financing Program, focusing on its: (1) financial condition; (2) program management data; and (3) reporting practices. GAO noted that the Federal Ship Financing Fund, which underwrites the program, continues to experience serious financial difficulty, with: (1) a loan portfolio of about $4.4 billion as of August 31, 1987; (2) fiscal...
Maritime Administration: Efforts To Improve Data on the Federal Ship Financing Program
RCED-87-58: Published: Aug 28, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Maritime Administration's (MARAD) Federal Ship Financing Program and its estimated $5-billion portfolio of loan guarantees.GAO found that: (1) MARAD considered 20 percent of the program loans to be at risk of default; (2) in 1986, default payments exceeded $1.2 billion; and (3) since the fund was not self-supporting, it needed approximately...
The Bonding Systems for Reclamation of Strip-Mined Lands in Pennsylvania and West Virginia
130212: Jun 26, 1986
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the bonding systems for funding the reclamation of strip-mined land in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, specifically: (1) reclamation procedures after bond forfeiture; (2) the bonding system fund's adequacy; and (3) the bond releases' appropriateness. GAO found that: (1) many acres of unreclaimed mined land exist because of the lengthy reclamatio...
Federal Funding Mechanisms in Support of University Research
129326: Mar 12, 1986
Testimony was given concerning the use of federal funding mechanisms to support university research. GAO found that: (1) the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation provide over three-fourths of the total funds obligated for scientific research; (2) in fiscal year (FY) 1984, six federal agencies awarded 89 percent of their research funds through individual project awards,...
New Rules for Protecting Land in the National Park System--Consistent Compliance Needed
RCED-86-16: Published: Oct 31, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1985.
GAO reviewed the National Park Service's (NPS) compliance with a new Department of the Interior policy that requires the development of land protection plans to determine the need for acquired land so that the limited funds available are spent in the most cost-effective manner.GAO noted that, in recent years, NPS has been acquiring fewer acres of land at increasing prices while appropriations for...
The Urban Development Action Grant Application Selection System: Basis, Criticisms, and Alternatives
RCED-85-77: Published: Mar 11, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) application selection system. Specifically, GAO was asked to review the selection system's effect on metropolitan communities' participation in the program and to analyze the funding system.GAO found that recent selection system changes in UDAG funding...