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Alaska Native Villages: Recent Federal Assistance Exceeded $3 Billion, with Most Provided to Regional Nonprofits
GAO-05-719: Published: Aug 2, 2005. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2005.
This report responds to section 112, Division B, of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2004, which directs GAO to review federal programs benefiting rural communities in Alaska. After discussions with congressional staff, GAO agreed to examine federal programs benefiting Alaska Native villages. Specifically, this report (1) provides information on the amount of federal assistance provided to A...
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...
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...
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: 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...
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: 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...
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...
Micronesian Economic Development and Capital Improvement Activities
124181: May 21, 1984
Testimony was given on a GAO report which concluded that the Micronesian Governments lack the capability to plan, implement, and monitor public sector programs and services on their own and have not identified the technical assistance that they need. GAO recommended that, before the Trusteeship is terminated, the Department of the Interior should: (1) conduct assessments of Micronesian technical a...
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...