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Community Services Block Grant Program: HHS Needs to Improve Monitoring of State Grantees
GAO-06-373R: Published: Feb 7, 2006. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2006.
The House Committee on Education and the Workforce has asked GAO to review the administration of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program. As part of this review, we are examining the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) efforts to monitor states' use of CSBG funds. Specifically, we have been reviewing efforts undertaken by HHS's Office of Community Services (OCS), which has pri...
Federal Emergency Management Agency: Crisis Counseling Grants Awarded to the State of New York after the September 11 Terrorist Attacks
GAO-05-514: Published: May 31, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2005.
To help alleviate the psychological distress caused by the September 11, 2001, attacks the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded the state of New York two grants totaling $154.9 million to provide crisis counseling and public education. Because of questions about whether the program, called Project Liberty, had spent all the funds it received from the federal government, GAO was asked...
Disaster Assistance: Federal Aid to the New York City Area Following the Attacks of September 11th and Challenges Confronting FEMA
GAO-03-1174T: Published: Sep 24, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 2003.
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, resulted in one of the largest catastrophes this country has ever experienced. The federal government has been a key participant in the efforts to provide aid after the attacks, and it has been providing the New York City area with funds and other forms of assistance. The magnitude of the disaster in New York and the size and scope of the federal govern...
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...
Battle of Normandy Foundation: Uncertainties Surround Its Future Viability
AIMD-95-10: Published: Nov 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Battle of Normandy Foundation's use of coin surcharge proceeds for the creation of the United States Armed Forces Memorial Garden in Normandy, France.GAO found that: (1) the Foundation has experienced significant managerial, financial, and internal control problems; (2) it is uncertain whether the Foundation will be able to pay current and fu...
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...
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...
El Salvador: Role of Nongovernment Organizations in Postwar Reconstruction
NSIAD-93-20BR: Published: Nov 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 25, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the role of nongovernment organizations (NGO) in the economic and social reconstruction of El Salvador, focusing on: (1) what experience NGO working in El Salvador have had in administering program funds; (2) what mechanisms were available to help NGO participate in the reconstruction program to strengthen their administrative capabilities; (3) whe...
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...
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)...