Economic development (41 - 50 of 92 items)
Michigan's Early Implementation of the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program
122868: Nov 4, 1983
GAO reviewed Michigan's implementation of the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program and compared Michigan's activities under the program in 1982 with those of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 1981.GAO found that the 1981 HUD- and 1982 State-administered programs allocated similar amounts for Small Cities Program projects. However, GAO observed several diffe...
Technical Assistance Program, Economic Development Administration
089438: Oct 16, 1969
No summary is currently available...
HUD's Administration of the 701 Comprehensive Planning Grants Program
089482: Feb 20, 1974
No summary is currently available...
Interim Report on GAO's Review of the Urban Development Action Grant Program
RCED-83-126: Published: Mar 15, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1983.
GAO was asked to provide an interim report on major issues included in its review of the Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) Program.GAO found that reasons contributing to the low level of participation in UDAG by small cities were lack of knowledge about UDAG and insufficient capacity within the city government to either carry through a UDAG application or hire an outside concern for that purpo...
FEMA's Implementation of the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977, as Amended
120702: Mar 3, 1983
GAO presented its views on the implementation of the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977. GAO stated that, despite progress since mid-1981, implementation of the act has fallen behind schedule. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which is charged with this task, has not carried out several provisions and has missed deadlines on others. However, GAO believes that FEMA should noneth...
Effectiveness of Economic Development Programs
120594: Feb 15, 1983
Testifying on the results of its analysis of the effectiveness of economic development programs, GAO stated that it had reached two general conclusions about the historical performance of Federal economic development programs. First, after accounting for the many factors that influence employment growth, these programs did create jobs in the 1970's; however, whether this occurred at the expense of...
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...
Opportunity To Improve the Corps of Engineers' Small Projects Programs
121109: Jan 12, 1983
GAO reviewed the Corps of Engineers' Small Projects Programs to determine how frequently such projects lead to solutions of water problems.GAO found that relatively few projects undertaken by the Corps since 1964 through these programs have resulted in projects to solve water problems because local communities did not support the solution. The Corps is spending time and money under the six Small P...
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...
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...