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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...
Community Development: CDFI Fund Can Improve Its Systems to Measure, Monitor, and Evaluate Awardees' Performance
RCED-98-225: Published: Jul 15, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the performance of the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, focusing on: (1) the first round of awards in the CDFI and Bank Enterprise Award (BEA) programs and the strategic plan that the Fund developed under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993; (2) the Fund's development of systems to measure, monitor, and eva...
Community Development: Early Results of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund's Programs
T-RCED-98-198: Published: May 13, 1998. Publicly Released: May 13, 1998.
GAO discussed the results of its ongoing review of the administration of the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, focusing on the first year's performance of the CDFI and the Bank Enterprise Award (BEA) programs and opportunities for improving their effectiveness.GAO noted that: (1) as of January 1998, the Fund had entered into assistance agreements with 26 of the 31 CDFIs tha...
DOE's Three Restricted Reserves of Unobligated Funds
RCED-96-208R: Published: Aug 8, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) three restricted reserves of unobligated funds. GAO noted that: (1) DOE established the reserves to respond to unforeseen departmental funding requirements; (2) these reserves include the Prior-Year Deobligation Reserve, the Prior-Year Cost Adjustment Reserve, and the Project Overrun Reserve; (3) the reserves are composed of deobligated funds that no l...
FIFRA Reporting Requirements
AIMD/RCED-96-21R: Published: Oct 26, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided suggestions for improving the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) reporting requirements. GAO noted that EPA: (1) would be required to provide Congress with an annual account of FIFRA program receipts, appropriations, and expenses; (2) would be required to report its key performance in...
DOE's Fiscal Year 1994 Uncosted Balances
RCED-95-263R: Published: Aug 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the uncosted obligations held by the Department of Energy (DOE) and its management and operating (M&O) contractors. GAO noted that: (1) 529.2 million of DOE uncosted balances were not needed for their identified purpose, did not tie into specific needs, and were in excess of DOE expected needs; (2) $97.4 million in uncosted balances...
National Science Foundation: Better Use of Existing Resources Could Improve Program Administration
RCED-94-95: Published: Jun 24, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), focusing on: (1) how EHR establishes current and future priorities for its education programs; and (2) whether EHR has the resources it needs to effectively administer its programs.GAO found that: (1) EHR sets its program priorities through an informal proc...
Community Development: Block Grant Economic Development Activities Reflect Local Priorities
RCED-94-108: Published: Feb 17, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, focusing on: (1) how program funds are used for economic development activities; (2) the impediments to using program funds; (3) the proper use of program funds; (4) the types and quality of jobs resulting from the program; and (5) the perfor...
DOE Management: Funds for Maintaining Contractors' Operations Could Be Reduced and Better Controlled
RCED-94-27: Published: Oct 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1993.
GAO reviewed the amount of prefinancing that the Department of Energy (DOE) obligates to its management and operating (M&O) contractors, focusing on whether: (1) current prefinancing funding levels are appropriate; and (2) prefinancing funding controls adequately ensure that funds are being used for their intended purpose.GAO found that: (1) although DOE has traditionally provided prefinancing to...
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)...