Grant administration (11 - 20 of 32 items)
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...
Community Development: HUD's Decision To Restrict Philadelphia's Block Grant Funds
RCED-87-64FS: Published: Nov 21, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) decision to restrict Philadelphia's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.GAO found that, between 1984 and 1986, HUD had issued several reports to and held discussions with officials of Philadelphia's Office of Housing about the weaknesses in the city's management of...
EPA Construction Grants: Information on the Milwaukee Area Sewerage System Improvement Program
RCED-86-231BR: Published: Sep 29, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO obtained information on the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District's Water Pollution Abatement Program, specifically: (1) whether the district meets federal criteria for an eligible grantee and how it safeguards federal funds; (2) how the district funds its projects; (3) the extent of competitive bidding for architect and engineering work; (4) why the...
Community Services Block Grant
129569: Mar 20, 1986
Testimony was given concerning 16 community action agencies' (CAA) use of Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds. GAO found that: (1) 11 out of the 16 agencies used 70 percent or more of their 1985 CSBG funds to deliver emergency, shelter, and nutrition services to the poor; (2) private nonprofit agencies used a greater proportion of their CSBG funds for administrative costs; and (3) two of t...
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...
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...
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...
Events Leading to the Establishment of the National Endowment for Democracy
NSIAD-84-121: Published: Jul 6, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed the events leading to the establishment of the National Endowment for Democracy; (2) determined whether grant funds for the feasibility study were spent for the intended purposes; (3) evaluated the research which served as the basis for a recommendation that the Endowment be established; (4) attempted to clarify the types of activities whic...
Insights Into Major Urban Development Action Grant Issues
RCED-84-55: Published: Mar 5, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1984.
GAO examined the Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) Program, focusing on: (1) the accuracy of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) information on the results of completed projects; (2) the participation of small cities in the program; and (3) the requirements governing monies that recipient cities can generate by loaning action grant funds to private developers.GAO found that...
States Are Making Good Progress in Implementing the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program
RCED-83-186: Published: Sep 8, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1983.
In the first of a series of reports on States' implementation of block grants, GAO reviewed seven States' implementation of the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program to assess the initial progress they have made in administering activities under that program. The report addresses concerns about: (1) changes that have occurred as States used their flexibility in funding community d...