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Disaster Assistance: Federal Aid to the New York City Area Following the Attacks of September 11th and Challenges Confronting FEMA
GAO-03-1174T: Published: Sep 24, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 2003.
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, resulted in one of the largest catastrophes this country has ever experienced. The federal government has been a key participant in the efforts to provide aid after the attacks, and it has been providing the New York City area with funds and other forms of assistance. The magnitude of the disaster in New York and the size and scope of the federal govern...
Disaster Assistance: Information on FEMA's Post 9/11 Public Assistance to the New York City Area
GAO-03-926: Published: Aug 29, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 2003.
The terrorist attacks on New York City created the most costly disaster in U.S. history. In response, the President pledged at least $20 billion in aid to the city. Approximately $7.4 billion of this aid is being provided through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) public assistance program, which provides grants to state and local governments to respond to and recover from disasters...
September 11: More Effective Collaboration Could Enhance Charitable Organizations' Contributions in Disasters
GAO-03-259: Published: Dec 19, 2002. Publicly Released: Dec 26, 2002.
Surveys suggest that as many as two-thirds of American households have donated money to charitable organizations to aid in the response to the September 11 disasters. To provide the public with information on the role of charitable aid in assisting those affected by the attacks, GAO was asked to report on the amount of donations charities raised and distributed, the accountability measures in plac...
Hazard Mitigation: Proposed Changes to FEMA's Multihazard Mitigation Programs Present Challenges
GAO-02-1035: Published: Sep 30, 2002. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2002.
Over the past 12 years, federal disaster assistance costs have totaled more than $39 billion (in fiscal year 2001 dollars)--a nearly fivefold increase over the previous 12-year period--as a result of a series of unusually large and frequent disasters and an increasing federal role in assisting communities and individuals affected by disasters. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the le...
September 11: Interim Report on the Response of Charities
GAO-02-1037: Published: Sep 3, 2002. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 2002.
Some surveys suggest that as many as two-thirds of American households have donated money to charitable organizations in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11. Although it may be difficult to precisely tally the amount of money raised, 34 of the larger charities have reported raising an estimated $2.4 billion since September 11. Of the estimated $2.4 billion reported collected by the l...
Disaster Relief Fund: FEMA's Estimates of Funding Requirements Can Be Improved
RCED-00-182: Published: Aug 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed how the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) determines current and future funding requirements for the Disaster Relief fund, focusing on the: (1) accuracy and timeliness of FEMA's estimates of costs for past disasters; (2) reasonableness of FEMA's approach to estimating the timing and cost of future disasters; and (3) impact of FEMA's init...
Essential Air Service: Changes in Subsidy Levels, Air Carrier Costs, and Passenger Traffic
RCED-00-34: Published: Apr 14, 2000. Publicly Released: May 10, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Essential Air Service (EAS) program, focusing on: (1) how DOT applied criteria to establish which communities would receive subsidized air service; (2) changes in the level of subsidies provided to EAS-eligible communities in fiscal year 1999 relative to that provided in 1995; (3) why the level of subsidies...
Tennessee Valley Authority: Problems With Irrevocable Trust Raise Need for Additional Oversight
OSI-00-6: Published: Feb 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) creation of the Center for Rural Studies (CRS) Trust, focusing on: (1) the significant events pertaining to the creation, funding, and operation of CRS as well as any investigations of CRS; (2) how TVA accounted for the funds returned to TVA; and (3) the oversight of TVA activities.GAO noted tha...
Indian Self-Determination Act: Shortfalls in Indian Contract Support Costs Need To Be Addressed
RCED-99-150: Published: Jun 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) and the Indian Health Service's (IHS) management of contract support funding under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, focusing on: (1) to what extent and for what reasons contract support costs and the associated funding shortfalls changed over the past decade, and what c...
Community Development: A Survey of CDFI Organizations' Use of Performance Measurement
RCED-98-255: Published: Aug 25, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the general use of performance measurement by community development financial institutions (CDFI), focusing on the: (1) characteristics of the 623 CDFI organizations that responded to GAO's survey; and (2) extent to which they reported using performance measurement to assess their progress toward their goals.GAO noted that: (1) of th...