Funds management (41 - 50 of 53 items)
Continuation of the Resource Conservation and Development Program Raises Questions
CED-81-120: Published: Aug 11, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1981.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) program and the administrative and legislative changes needed to improve the control and operation of the program.GAO was unable to develop a clear picture or measure of overall benefits under the program because program accomplishments are not clearly distinguishable at either the project or measure l...
Federal Disaster Assistance
088051: Jul 21, 1981
No summary is currently available...
HUD Community Development Block Grant Program
115545: Jun 11, 1981
The Community Development Block Grant Program was designed to provide grantees with flexibility in operating their own programs. The proper degree of local flexibility as opposed to Federal limitations is subject to considerable debate. Clearly, there are tradeoffs involved. There is a delicate balance between the proper degree of local discretion and Federal controls. While greater local discreti...
Problems in Collecting and Setting Aside Adequate Knutson-Vandenburg Funds To Do Planned Work
113155: Aug 13, 1980
GAO undertook a review of the problems in collecting and setting aside adequate funds authorized by the Knutson-Vandenburg (K-V) Act. In a previous report, GAO found that the Forest Service was having difficulty in collecting and setting aside enough money under the K-V act to finance reforestation and timber stand improvement work needed in harvest areas. GAO limited its review to an analysis of...
Should the Appalachian Regional Commission Be Used as a Model for the Nation?
CED-79-50: Published: Apr 27, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1979.
The Appalachian Regional Commission program is an experiment to see whether effective policy and plans can be made for the economic, social, and environmental growth and development of Appalachia. The Commission considers its program a model for the Nation and recommends the concept be expanded to a nationwide system of multistate commissions. However, such expansion would be premature until the p...
Improvements Needed in Selecting and Processing Urban Development Action Grants
CED-79-64: Published: Mar 30, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1979.
An examination of the Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) Program focused on application review and approval procedures at Housing and Urban Development (HUD) headquarters for 18 selected grants from the April 6, July 11, and August 2, 1978, funding rounds. The 154 grants awarded on those dates were the first grants awarded under the UDAG program. The basis for grant approval, rejection, and hol...
Selection Process Used for First Round of Local Public Works Program: Adequate but Some Problems Experienced
CED-78-36: Published: Mar 20, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1978.
The Economic Development Administration's (EDA) rules and regulations governing the allocation of funds and selection of projects for the first round of funding under the Local Public Works Capital Development and Investment Act of 1976 (LPW) were reviewed. The purpose of the review was to determine whether: regulations and procedures followed by EDA were in accordance with congressional intent, o...
Conrail's Attempts To Improve Its Use of Freight Cars
CED-78-23: Published: Jan 24, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 1978.
The Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) began operating important sections of six railroads in the Northeast in April 1976 under a reorganization plan known as the Final System Plan. This plan was developed by the U.S. Railway Association and approved by Congress in November 1975. It provided for Government investment in Conrail of up to $2.1 billion through the end of 1979 by the purchase of...
Public Funds Being Spent by the Great River Environmental Action Team Studying the Upper Mississippi River
B-186448: Published: Dec 6, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 1977.
No summary is currently available...