Communities (11 - 20 of 32 items)
Community Development: Federal Revitalization Programs Are Being Implemented, but Data on the Use of Tax Benefits Are Limited
GAO-04-306: Published: Mar 5, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 2004.
Congress established the Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community (EZ/EC) program in 1993 and the Renewal Community (RC) program in 2000 to provide assistance to the nation's distressed communities. To date, Congress has authorized three rounds of EZs, two rounds of ECs, and one round of RCs. The Community Renewal Tax Relief Act of 2000 mandated that GAO audit and report in 2004, 2007, and 2010 o...
Community Development: Status of Urban Empowerment Zones
RCED-97-21: Published: Dec 20, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community (EZ/EC) Program, focusing on the: (1) status of the program's implementation in the urban EZs, including the extent to which public housing officials and residents have been involved; (2) factors that participants believe have either helped or hindered...
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...
Health and Safety: DOE's Implementation of a Comprehensive Health Surveillance Program Is Slow
RCED-94-47: Published: Dec 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the: (1) status of the Department of Energy's (DOE) efforts to implement a comprehensive health surveillance program; and (2) effectiveness of the current DOE health surveillance program.GAO found that: (1) although almost 4 years have passed since the Secretary of Energy directed the establishment of a comprehensive health surveillance program, DO...
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...
More Flexible Eligibility Criteria Could Enhance the Small Communities Essential Air Service Subsidy Program
RCED-83-97: Published: May 18, 1983. Publicly Released: May 18, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided its views on: (1) whether the essential air service subsidy program's eligibility criteria contained in the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 should be changed; and (2) alternatives available to administer the program after the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) ceases to exist in 1985.Under the Airline Deregulation Act, communities are guaranteed essent...
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Makes Progress Toward Expanding User Fee Program
RCED-83-2: Published: Feb 9, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1983.
GAO examined the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) efforts to develop a user fee system, which would include licensing and filing fees and annual charges collected from the oil, pipeline, electric, and natural gas companies which use FERC services.FERC has taken actions to develop a strong user fee program. However, GAO believes that FERC could further strengthen the program by: (1) im...
Agricultural Economics Research and Analysis Needs Mission Clarification
RCED-83-89: Published: Jan 31, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1983.
GAO examined and clarified the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) economics research and analysis activities. GAO made its review in terms of the USDA Economic Research Service's (ERS) overall mission and program priorities and its relationship to that of state land-grant institutions. GAO also reviewed USDA activities with regard to planning, priority setting, and coordination of public sector ag...
Problems and Delays Overshadow NRC's Initial Success in Improving Reactor Operators' Capabilities
RCED-83-4: Published: Dec 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1982.
GAO discussed Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) actions to improve reactor capabilities which were found deficient by numerous investigations following the accident at the Three Mile Island (TMI) Nuclear Powerplant.GAO found that, within 2 years of the TMI accident, NRC required and utilities implemented several actions to improve and strengthen the training and qualifications of reactor operato...
Washington State's Administration of the FEMA Medical Relocation Program
119782: Aug 10, 1982
GAO reviewed Washington State's administration of the medical relocation program, which is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Individual and Family Grant medical relocation program, following the Mount St. Helens disaster.GAO found that this was the first time FEMA had authorized a medical relocation program, and recipients were required to follow Washington State Department...