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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...
Indian Issues: BIA's Distribution of Tribal Priority Allocations
T-RCED-98-168: Published: Apr 21, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1998.
GAO discussed the preliminary results of its review of the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) distribution of Tribal Priority Allocation (TPA)--or TPA--funds, focusing on: (1) BIA's basis for distributing 1998 TPA funds; (2) total distributions of TPA funds in fiscal year (FY) 1998 and a per-capita analysis of those distributions; (3) revenue and business income information reported by tribes under t...
Grant Management: Improvements Needed in Federal Oversight of NSF Grants
T-RCED-91-92: Published: Sep 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1991.
GAO discussed grant administration at the National Science Foundation (NSF), focusing on the federal oversight process for the NSF grant program at three institutions. GAO noted that: (1) NSF has given grant recipients almost total responsibility for ensuring that funds are used in accordance with applicable federal requirements, but the effectiveness of controls over the use of grant funds varies...
Indian Programs: Tribal Influence in Formulating Budget Priorities Is Limited
RCED-91-20: Published: Feb 7, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) Indian Priority System (IPS) budget formulation process, focusing on the: (1) development and implementation of the IPS process; (2) level of tribal involvement and influence in setting IPS budget priorities; (3) extent to which tribes contracted with BIA to carry out programs; and (4) concerns tribes had regardi...
Community Development: Distribution of Small Cities Funds by Pennsylvania
RCED-89-111: Published: May 3, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the methodology: (1) Pennsylvania used to distribute Small Cities and Community Development Block Grant Program funds; and (2) the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Pennsylvania used to develop low- and moderate-income population statistics.GAO found that: (1) Pennsylvania's methodology for estimating the percentage of low- a...
Wallop-Breaux Trust Fund
T-RCED-88-38: Published: Apr 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1988.
GAO discussed the Aquatic Resources Trust Fund's Boat Safety Account, from which the Coast Guard administers payments to states to support their recreational boating safety activities. GAO noted that states: (1) received two-thirds of account funds; (2) typically spent $4 for every federal dollar, exceeding the requirements to match federal funds dollar-for-dollar; (3) typically requested all fund...
[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...
Aviation Funding: Options Available for Reducing the Aviation Trust Fund Balance
RCED-86-124BR: Published: May 21, 1986. Publicly Released: May 21, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) airport and airway trust fund to: (1) discuss the fund's history; (2) identify and measure the current and projected trust fund balances; and (3) examine options available to Congress for addressing the trust fund balance and revenue and expenditure levels.In 1970, Congress established the airport and...
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...