Urban development (11 - 20 of 42 items)
[Comments on Use of CDBG Funds to Match EDA Economic Adjustment Grant]
B-239907: Published: Jul 10, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1991.
In response to a congressional request, GAO commented on the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to match an Economic Development Administration economic adjustment grant. GAO noted that the Department of Housing and Urban Development's attempt to apply CDBG program rules to Buffalo's economic adjustment grant caused an irreconcilable conflict which ultimately necessitated breaki...
Rural Development: Feasibility of Requiring Larger Water Pipes in FmHA Water Projects
RCED-90-40: Published: Oct 24, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether mandatory use of 6-inch or larger size pipes in all Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) water distribution projects would be feasible and lead to lower fire insurance rates for rural Mississippi homeowners.GAO found that mandatory use of 6-inch or larger pipes on all FmHA water distribution projects would not be feasible, would be very expen...
T-PEMD-90-5: Published: Oct 17, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1989.
GAO discussed enterprise zone programs, focusing on whether a Maryland enterprise zone program: (1) created jobs while reducing welfare dependence; (2) generated federal revenues by decreasing federal transfer payments to enterprise zone workers; and (3) demonstrated the effective use of tax incentives and other business strategies in influencing firms' hiring decisions. GAO found that the Maryla...
Urban Action Grants: An Analysis of Eligibility and Selection Criteria, and Program Results
RCED-89-143: Published: Jul 7, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1989.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated the standards and criteria that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) used to measure the comparative degree of economic distress of urban areas and subsequently select projects for its Urban Development Action Grant program.GAO found that: (1) HUD based areas' grant eligibility on their meeting three or four of seven distress me...
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...
Urban Development Action Grants: Effects of the 1987 Amendments on Project Selection
RCED-89-64: Published: Jan 30, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1989.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO analyzed the effect of 1987 legislative changes desined to ensure fairness in the allocation, distribution, and use of Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) program funds, focusing on the: (1) distribution of funds among regions; (2) targeting of funds to cities and urban counties with high levels of economic distress; (3) number and types of projects tha...
HUD's Review of an Urban Development Action Grant to Wilmington, North Carolina
129392: Mar 20, 1986
GAO testified on the findings of its review of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) award to Wilmington, North Carolina to purchase and renovate a crane manufacturing plant located in St. Paul, Minnesota. GAO reviewed HUD procedures in approving the grant to determine if the relocation had a significant adverse economic affect on the St. Pau...
Urban Action Grants: A Review of Two San Antonio, Texas, Development Projects
RCED-86-56BR: Published: Jan 9, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed two urban development action grant (UDAG) projects to determine whether the number of jobs created, the amount of private investment generated, and the amount of taxes collected exceeded the expectations for the projects.GAO noted that: (1) city officials were unable to provide adequate documentation to support the number of new jobs anticipated or...
Insights Into Major Urban Development Action Grant Issues
RCED-84-55: Published: Mar 5, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1984.
GAO examined the Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) Program, focusing on: (1) the accuracy of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) information on the results of completed projects; (2) the participation of small cities in the program; and (3) the requirements governing monies that recipient cities can generate by loaning action grant funds to private developers.GAO found that...