Funds management (111 - 120 of 209 items)
Federal Funding Mechanisms in Support of University Research
129326: Mar 12, 1986
Testimony was given concerning the use of federal funding mechanisms to support university research. GAO found that: (1) the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation provide over three-fourths of the total funds obligated for scientific research; (2) in fiscal year (FY) 1984, six federal agencies awarded 89 percent of their research funds through individual project awards,...
Grant Management: United States Information Agency's Monitoring of Selected Grantees
NSIAD-86-14: Published: Jan 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how well the U.S. Information Agency (USIA) monitored 10 private organizations to ensure that they complied with the terms and conditions of the grants awarded to them.GAO found that: (1) 8 of the 10 grantees were generally using funds to carry out the purposes for which the grants were awarded, but they did not always comply with specific grant te...
New Rules for Protecting Land in the National Park System--Consistent Compliance Needed
RCED-86-16: Published: Oct 31, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1985.
GAO reviewed the National Park Service's (NPS) compliance with a new Department of the Interior policy that requires the development of land protection plans to determine the need for acquired land so that the limited funds available are spent in the most cost-effective manner.GAO noted that, in recent years, NPS has been acquiring fewer acres of land at increasing prices while appropriations for...
GAO's Reports on the FHwA Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Outdoor Advertising Control Programs
127468: Jul 31, 1985
GAO discussed the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program and Outdoor Advertising Control Program. GAO found that, since FHwA promoted increased use of disadvantaged businesses in federal-aid highway work, the amounts of contract funds going to minority businesses had steadily increased. Federal and state records indicated that capabilities existed among c...
Urban Mass Transportation Administration's New Formula Grant Program: Operating Flexibility and Process Simplification
RCED-85-79: Published: Jul 15, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Urban Mass Transportation Administration's (UMTA) new formula assistance grant program to determine what changes have occurred in the organizations and activities of federal, state, and local participants as a result of the program.GAO found that: (1) transit authorities were using most of the Section 9 program features that provided them with increased flexibility; (2) most trans...
Request for Relief
B-193701: Published: Mar 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
A senator requested reconsideration of a decision which denied relief to an imprest fund cashier for the loss of $4,000. The cashier was responsible for the imprest fund under emergency conditions while he was serving as a member of a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Disaster Response Team sent to provide relief following a flood. The team lived under harsh conditions and worked long hours, so...
Relief Assistance Contributions to Disaster Victims in India and Bangladesh
B-173240: Published: Jun 9, 1972. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Use of Civil Defense Funds
126748: Apr 17, 1985
In response to a congressional request, testimony was given on the results of GAO work concerning the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) use of civil defense funds. GAO found that FEMA has control procedures to ensure that civil defense funds are spent for civil-defense-related activities but found some exceptions to those procedures. FEMA does not yet have a system to accurately identif...
The Urban Development Action Grant Application Selection System: Basis, Criticisms, and Alternatives
RCED-85-77: Published: Mar 11, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) application selection system. Specifically, GAO was asked to review the selection system's effect on metropolitan communities' participation in the program and to analyze the funding system.GAO found that recent selection system changes in UDAG funding...
An Analysis of Proposed Formulas for the Home and Community Based Services Block Grant Program
HRD-84-83: Published: Jul 31, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the formulas proposed by S. 2301 designed to allocate federal funds under the home and community-based services block grant program. Specifically, GAO discussed options that would target federal funds based on measures of the elderly poor and near poor and considered alternative methods of providing minimum state allotments.GAO identified three alt...