Economic development (71 - 80 of 92 items)
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...
Economic Development Activities Under Title II of the Community Services Administration Act
111903: Mar 25, 1980
Two of the Community Services Administration's (CSA) major economic development efforts are the Community Action Program and the Community Economic Development Program. The Community Action Program operates and coordinates programs designed to alleviate poverty through community based agencies. Community Action Agencies (CAA's) may be independent nonprofit organizations or parts of a State or loca...
ASCS Needs To Revise Instructions To Help Ensure the Accuracy of Producer-Supplied Information for Emergency Feed Assistance
111078: Dec 11, 1979
A survey was made of the procedures and controls to prevent erroneous payments under the emergency feed program which is administered by the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS). The program assists producers in maintaining livestock herd sizes after a natural disaster has caused them to lose 40 percent or more of their normal feed production.ASCS usually uses producer-suppli...
HUD Comments on GAO Testimony
PAD-79-85: Published: Sep 17, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1979.
GAO responded to comments by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on GAO testimony concerning HUD's Urban Development Action Grant program. A study had been made of the economic impact of each grant under the program; GAO then visited each site location and the HUD regional office. Contrary to HUD assertions, all available data known to exist at the time was examined prior to the...
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...
Should the Appalachian Regional Commission Be Used as a Model for the Nation?
CED-79-50: Published: Apr 27, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1979.
The Appalachian Regional Commission program is an experiment to see whether effective policy and plans can be made for the economic, social, and environmental growth and development of Appalachia. The Commission considers its program a model for the Nation and recommends the concept be expanded to a nationwide system of multistate commissions. However, such expansion would be premature until the p...
Evaluation of Agency Comments on GAO's Letter Report to Congressman Harsha
CED-79-76: Published: Apr 25, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1979.
In January 1979, GAO issued a report reviewing processing of the application for the Oakwood apartments, near Milford, Ohio, an assisted housing project under the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD did not agree with two of the four GAO recommendations, and stated that the intent of a third recommendation was unclear. GAO still believes that the changes are needed, and that HUD...
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...
Comments on Draft "Improving Public Policy and the Market System"
B-161740: Published: Dec 19, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 1978.
No summary is currently available...