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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...
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...
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...
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...
DC Government: Problems Have Created Delays in Constructing Educational Facilities at Lorton
GGD-88-1BR: Published: Oct 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 25, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of $12.3 million in appropriated funds intended for constructing permanent educational and vocational facilities at the District of Columbia's (D.C.) Lorton Prison complex, to determine if D.C. spent the funds in accordance with congressional intent.GAO found that: (1) although the D.C. Department of Public Works (DPW) assigned the pr...
Digests of Unpublished Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Vol. III, No.4
132868: Jan 1, 1987
GAO published its monthly digest of unpublished decisions of the Comptroller General for January 1987. These decisions involved federal, administrative, and legislative matters, civilian and military personnel law, procurement law, records retention, and other miscellaneous topics...
Time-Critical Aid: Questionable Use of Disaster Assistance Funds for Peru
NSIAD-86-203: Published: Sep 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1986.
GAO reviewed U.S. disaster reconstruction assistance the Agency for International Development (AID) provided to Peru in response to the effects of the weather phenomenon called El Nino in 1982 and 1983.Prior to the disaster, AID expressed concerns about Peru's worsening economic condition and proposed a balance-of-payments loan from the Economic Support Fund to establish working capital within Per...
Budget Reprogramming: Department of Defense Process for Reprogramming Funds
NSIAD-86-164BR: Published: Jul 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) compared the reprogramming process for the Department of Defense (DOD) budget with the same process at civilian agencies; (2) examined DOD reprogramming activities involving its appropriated funds; (3) reviewed congressional committee oversight of DOD reprogramming actions; and (4) examined the number of members who serve on the responsible committees...