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Flood Insurance: Information on Various Aspects of the National Flood Insurance Program
T-RCED-93-70: Published: Sep 14, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1993.
GAO discussed the Federal Insurance Administration's (FIA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), focusing on the: (1) actuarial soundness of the NFIP Fund and the impact of eliminating subsidized flood insurance rates; (2) procedures used to set flood insurance rates; and (3) NFIP Fund's financial management problems. GAO noted that: (1) the NFIP Fund is not actuarily sound, since it does not h...
Disaster Relief Fund: Actions Still Needed to Prevent Recurrence of Funding Shortfall
RCED-93-60: Published: Feb 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the circumstances surrounding the decrease in appropriations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Disaster Relief Fund and the actions taken to help prevent a recurrence.GAO found that: (1) FEMA expected a decrease in the Disaster Relief Fund's appropriations, since Congress did not appropriate any money for the fund for fiscal year...
Legal Services Corporation: National Support Center Grantees' Activities
HRD-93-9: Published: Feb 5, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Legal Services Corporation's (LSC) funding support of national support centers' activities which directly or indirectly involve political, cultural, institutional, ideological, and economic advocacy, focusing on the centers': (1) funding sources and levels; (2) principal activities; (3) funds spent on lobbying activities; (4) boa...
Foreign Disaster Assistance: AID Has Been Responsive but Improvements Can Be Made
NSIAD-93-21: Published: Oct 26, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1992.
GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Agency for International Development's (AID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA).GAO found that: (1) OFDA is viewed as responsive and effective by officials from relief agencies, the United Nations, and other donors; (2) its lack of a work-force plan hindered OFDA effectiveness; (3) OFDA operates under a number of constraints that impede disaster...
El Salvador: Role of Nongovernment Organizations in Postwar Reconstruction
NSIAD-93-20BR: Published: Nov 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 25, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the role of nongovernment organizations (NGO) in the economic and social reconstruction of El Salvador, focusing on: (1) what experience NGO working in El Salvador have had in administering program funds; (2) what mechanisms were available to help NGO participate in the reconstruction program to strengthen their administrative capabilities; (3) whe...
Israel: U.S. Loan Guaranties for Immigrant Absorption
NSIAD-92-119: Published: Feb 12, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the $400-million housing loan guaranty program authorized for Israel to help it cope with the housing needs of Soviet immigrants, focusing on: (1) the impact of the guaranties on Israel's debt servicing capabilities; (2) whether Israel used the $400-million loan guaranty in accordance with applicable agreements and understandings; (3) whether Israe...
Grant Management: Improvements Needed in Federal Oversight of NSF Grants
T-RCED-91-92: Published: Sep 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1991.
GAO discussed grant administration at the National Science Foundation (NSF), focusing on the federal oversight process for the NSF grant program at three institutions. GAO noted that: (1) NSF has given grant recipients almost total responsibility for ensuring that funds are used in accordance with applicable federal requirements, but the effectiveness of controls over the use of grant funds varies...
Better DOE Controls Needed Over Contractors' Discretionary R&D Funds
T-RCED-91-25: Published: Mar 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) management oversight of three multiprogram laboratories' discretionary research and development (R&D) activities. GAO noted that DOE: (1) had specific authority to approve laboratories' reasonable use of funds for discretionary R&D activities; (2) guidance was not clear enough to ensure that laboratories used discretionary R&D funds appropriately; (3)...
Indian Programs: Use of Forest Development Funds Should Be Based on Current Priorities
RCED-91-53: Published: Mar 7, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) forestry program, focusing on BIA: (1) achievement of its timber harvest goals on commercial Indian timberland; (2) accomplishment of needed forest development; (3) controls over funds disbursement; (4) forestry program staffing since 1977; and (5) efforts to attract Indian foresters.GAO found that: (1) tribes ac...
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...