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Revitalizing Distressed Areas Through Enterprise Zones: Many Uncertainties Exist
CED-82-78: Published: Jul 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1982.
To assist Congress in its deliberations on enterprise zone proposals, GAO reviewed the concept, as well as previous GAO reports on economic development and job creation programs, to identify issues concerning business development, job creation, and the costs of such a program.Enterprise zones have been proposed by the administration as an experimental program to attract businesses and jobs to dist...
Need To Determine Whether Existing Federal Programs Can Meet the Needs of Women Entrepreneurs
CED-81-90: Published: Apr 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1981.
GAO reviewed the actions taken by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Interagency Committee on Women's Business Enterprise to promote women entrepreneurs and to suggest ways to improve such activities.The SBA and the Interagency Committee have not given enough attention to using existing SBA and other Federal resources to meet the needs of women entrepreneurs. Their attention has been...
Similar Business Assistance Programs of Two Federal Agencies Have Potential for Duplication
CED-81-26: Published: Dec 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1981.
The university-based management and technical assistance programs administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Economic Development Administration (EDA) were reviewed. Comparisons were made of the similarities, differences, and possible duplications between the programs.The problem-solving or counseling assistance provided under both programs is alike in many respects. The EDA p...
Most Borrowers of Economic Opportunity Loans Have Not Succeeded in Business
CED-81-3: Published: Dec 8, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1980.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Opportunity Loan Program (EOL) has been a means for sustained economic progress for relatively few borrowers. The program originated with the Economic Opportunity Act as a part of the war on poverty. Today, it is part of a larger SBA effort involving several programs to help socially and/or economically disadvantaged people create and maintain small...
Increasing Costs, Competition May Hinder U.S. Position of Leadership in High Energy Physics
EMD-80-58: Published: Sep 16, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1980.
The United States has led the world in high energy physics research; other countries are now challenging that lead. The Federal Government provides nearly all of the funding of the U.S. high energy physics efforts. The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has oversight responsibility over all federally funded basic science and works with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in devel...
The Coast Guard's Programs of Aids to Navigation Along Louisiana's Coast Could Be More Effective
CED-80-58: Published: Apr 11, 1980. Publicly Released: May 12, 1980.
The Louisiana congressional delegation requested that GAO evaluate the effectiveness of the Coast Guard's system of navigational aids along the Louisiana coastline.Improvements are needed in the program's management. The Coast Guard does not perform detailed evaluations of proposed changes in navigational aids or required inspections of the aids. It has not established a formal system for communic...
Farmers Home Administration: Emergency Loan Processing Procedures in Stanislaus County, California
CED-80-64: Published: Mar 3, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1980.
The Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) Emergency Loan Program is administered by FmHA county offices located throughout the United States. The program's basic objective is to provide financial assistance to farmers after they have sustained severe losses as a result of a disaster. An audit of the FmHA Emergency Loan Program was undertaken to determine whether the loan processing regulations govern...
Measuring Accomplishments Under the Business Development Assistance Program--More Accurate Verification Recommended
CED-79-117: Published: Sep 6, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1979.
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) attempts through its Business Development Assistance Program to create permanent jobs in areas of high unemployment by helping businesses to expand or locate new facilities in these areas. This help includes direct loans and guarantees of loans with private lending institutions. EDA has a goal that at least one permanent job will result for each $10,00...
Compliance With Limitations on Payments to Farmers
CED-79-31: Published: Jan 4, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1979.
The administration of the payment limitation program by the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) in Oklahoma was reviewed. For wheat, feed grain, rice, and upland cotton programs in 1980 and 1981, total direct payments are not to exceed $50,000.At the three county ASCS offices in Oklahoma that were reviewed, it was found that steps are needed to strengthen county office admi...
Management and Evaluation of the Community Development Block Grant Program Need To Be Strengthened
CED-78-160: Published: Aug 30, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 1978.
The Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 requires communities to certify in their applications for grants that their community development programs are developed in accordance with the Act's statutory objectives and requires grantees to provide HUD with an annual performance report concerning activities under the programs and their assessment of how the activities relate to objectives.HUD...