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Central America: Assistance to Children Affected by the Nicaraguan Civil Strife
NSIAD-91-26: Published: Oct 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1990.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) administration and expenditure of $17.7 million to aid children in Nicaragua under the Children's Survival Assistance Program.GAO found that: (1) one organization provided assistance as planned, but five organizations encountered problems in implementing their activities; (2) two organizations had...
Energy R&D: Conservation Planning and Management Should Be Strengthened
RCED-90-195: Published: Jul 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) energy conservation research and development (R&D) program, focusing on planning and management improvements that would increase program effectiveness.GAO found that: (1) energy conservation R&D funding and staff declined substantially in 1980, reflecting the administration's view that conservation research should b...
Transportation Infrastructure: States Benefit From Block Grant Flexibility
RCED-90-126: Published: Jun 8, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed five states' experiences in participating in the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) Combined Road Plan Demonstration Program, focusing on: (1) how states benefited from the plan's funding flexibility; (2) the plan's administrative advantages; and (3) how states' administration of the Federal-Aid Highway Program compared with federal program ad...
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...
[Comments on FmHA Interpretation of Section of Housing and Community Development Act]
B-230951: Published: Mar 10, 1989. Publicly Released: May 22, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) legal interpretation of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1987. GAO agreed with the FmHA position that it lacked authorization to implement the rural housing guaranteed loan demonstration program during fiscal year (FY) 1988 and 1989, absent enactment of the requisite appropriation language...
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...
Homelessness: HUD's and FEMA's Progress in Implementing the McKinney Act
RCED-89-50: Published: May 11, 1989. Publicly Released: May 11, 1989.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) disbursement and use of appropriations for homeless assistance programs.GAO found that: (1) FEMA increased its ability to provide year-round funding for its Emergency Food and Shelter program by extending its spending period and establish...
Commercial Fishing Vessel: Administration of the Colintino Rose II Loan Guarantee
RCED-89-105: Published: May 3, 1989. Publicly Released: May 3, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Marine Fisheries Service's (NMFS) actions concerning its loan guarantee of a commercial fishing vessel, focusing on: (1) the approval of the original loan guarantee; (2) efforts to resolve the loan default; (3) the vessel's construction and whether it was fit for its intended purpose; and (4) NMFS disbursement of funds, including th...
Boating and Fishing: Administration of the Wallop-Breaux Trust Fund
RCED-89-32BR: Published: Oct 26, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the Sport Fish Restoration Account of the Aquatic Resource Trust Fund to determine: (1) why the revenues increased; (2) the accuracy of the Department of the Treasury's revenue estimates and accounting procedures; and (3) how states spent their funds. GAO also analyzed the Fund's Boat Safety Account to determine how states and the Coast Guard us...
DC Government: The Federal Payment to the DC Government Under Alternative Payment Methods
GGD-88-80FS: Published: May 5, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on proposed changes to the method of calculating federal payments to the District of Columbia.GAO found that: (1) federal payments under various alternatives varied from $425 million to over $1 billion; (2) the highest payment would result from a 40-percent payment formula from the District's general fund revenues; (3) the lowest pay...