Disaster relief aid (21 - 30 of 31 items)
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...
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...
[Comments on FEMA Authority To Withold Oregon's Emergency Planning Funds]
B-226544: Published: Mar 24, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed whether the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was empowered to withhold all or part of Oregon's 1987 emergency planning funds, based on the state's non-participation in a nuclear war emergency communications exercise. GAO held that: (1) FEMA had the authority to withhold the funds but was not statutorily required to do so; and (2) if F...
Time-Critical Aid: Disaster Reconstruction Assistance--A Better Delivery System Is Needed
NSIAD-87-1: Published: Oct 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) administration of the disaster reconstruction assistance projects to help Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru after the floods and droughts resulting from the weather phenomenon called El Nino in 1982 and 1983, focusing on steps AID could take to improve the future delivery of time-critical disaster reconstruction assistance.In response to the d...
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...
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.
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Federal Disaster Assistance and S. 2250
118135: Apr 20, 1982
GAO discussed Federal assistance to States and local communities administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and offered comments on amendments to the Disaster Relief Act. Actions taken by FEMA have raised concern over whether it has altered the scope of the Act, including: (1) establishing a cost sharing program between the Federal Government and the State and local governments...
Opinion Concerning the SBA Disaster Loan Program
B-202568: Published: Sep 11, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1981.
In March 1981, the Small Business Administration (SBA) found that its appropriation could not meet the requirements of its disaster programs for the remainder of the fiscal year. Excessive demands exhausted the funding apportioned to SBA, which necessitated an immediate suspension of the approval of disaster loans until the apportionment of additional funds could be obtained. Effective March 19, 1...