state relations (11 - 20 of 24 items)
Environmental Protection Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-97-20(3): Published: Sep 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Environmental Protection issue area as of August 29, 1997...
Medicaid: Spending Pressures Drive States Toward Program Reinvention
HEHS-95-122: Published: Apr 4, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal and state Medicaid spending trends, focusing on: (1) states' efforts to contain Medicaid costs and expand coverage through waivers of certain federal requirements; and (2) the potential impact of these waivers on federal spending and on Medicaid's overall program structure.GAO found that: (1) Medicaid accounts for about 6 percent of all fed...
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...
Bureau of Reclamation: Information on the Federal Financial Commitment and Repayment Status of the Central Arizona Project
T-RCED-94-92: Published: Dec 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1993.
GAO discussed the Bureau of Reclamation's Central Arizona Project (CAP), focusing on the: (1) total cost for the construction of CAP; and (2) Central Arizona Water Conservation District's ability to repay allocated project costs. GAO noted that: (1) by the time CAP is completed in 1999, the CAP total construction cost is expected to total $4.7 billion and the federal share of these costs is estima...
Disaster Relief Fund: Actions Still Needed to Prevent Recurrence of Funding Shortfall
RCED-93-60: Published: Feb 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the circumstances surrounding the decrease in appropriations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Disaster Relief Fund and the actions taken to help prevent a recurrence.GAO found that: (1) FEMA expected a decrease in the Disaster Relief Fund's appropriations, since Congress did not appropriate any money for the fund for fiscal year...
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...
Boating and Fishing: Administration of the Wallop-Breaux Trust Fund
RCED-89-32BR: Published: Oct 26, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the Sport Fish Restoration Account of the Aquatic Resource Trust Fund to determine: (1) why the revenues increased; (2) the accuracy of the Department of the Treasury's revenue estimates and accounting procedures; and (3) how states spent their funds. GAO also analyzed the Fund's Boat Safety Account to determine how states and the Coast Guard us...
[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...
Block Grant Implementation
118385: May 11, 1982
Legislation passed in 1981 assigned primary administrative responsibility for nine block grants to States. GAO studied the transition process and early implementation of these grants and found that the State transition to block grant administration is proceeding well, considering the short timeframe between passage of the legislation and its implementation, program funding reductions, and uncertai...
Economy, Efficiency, and Effectiveness of Metropolitan Planning Organizations
CED-82-47: Published: Mar 10, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO studied the role and function of metropolitan planning organizations (MPO's) in urban and regional transportation planning to determine whether they are economical, efficient, and effective.The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) are conducting a comprehensive review which is focused on: (1) defin...