Economic development (31 - 40 of 92 items)
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...
GAO's Review of USDA's National WIC Evaluation Report and Follow-up Issues
T-RCED-90-21: Published: Jan 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 1990.
GAO discussed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) handling of its assessment of the Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), focusing on USDA: (1) management of the National WIC Evaluation; and (2) research on the program's impact on children. GAO found that: (1) USDA deleted the study's original chapter and executive summaries and replaced them with its compendium of r...
T-PEMD-90-5: Published: Oct 17, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1989.
GAO discussed enterprise zone programs, focusing on whether a Maryland enterprise zone program: (1) created jobs while reducing welfare dependence; (2) generated federal revenues by decreasing federal transfer payments to enterprise zone workers; and (3) demonstrated the effective use of tax incentives and other business strategies in influencing firms' hiring decisions. GAO found that the Maryla...
Review of Programs Designed To Assist Businesses Owned by Minorities and Other Disadvantaged Individuals
B-149685: Published: Jun 21, 1979. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
In 1978, Congress amended the Small Business Act to strengthen the assistance programs for minority-owned small businesses. A provision for periodic review of the programs by GAO was included in the amendments to the act. Meetings were held with the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Associate Administrator for Minority Business Development to keep abreast of SBA plans to implement the amendmen...
The Urban Development Action Grant Application Selection System: Basis, Criticisms, and Alternatives
RCED-85-77: Published: Mar 11, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) application selection system. Specifically, GAO was asked to review the selection system's effect on metropolitan communities' participation in the program and to analyze the funding system.GAO found that recent selection system changes in UDAG funding...
Micronesian Economic Development and Capital Improvement Activities
124181: May 21, 1984
Testimony was given on a GAO report which concluded that the Micronesian Governments lack the capability to plan, implement, and monitor public sector programs and services on their own and have not identified the technical assistance that they need. GAO recommended that, before the Trusteeship is terminated, the Department of the Interior should: (1) conduct assessments of Micronesian technical a...
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...
Model Cities Program in Indianapolis, Indiana
B-171500: Published: Apr 21, 1972. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
Review of the Economic and Financial Feasibility of New Community Development Projects
088987: Jul 27, 1973
No summary is currently available...
Cost Information on the USDA Tobacco Program
RCED-84-33: Published: Dec 12, 1983. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO obtained cost information on the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) tobacco price-support program. Specifically, GAO was asked to identify: (1) the costs of the tobacco program prior to passage of the No Net Cost Tobacco Program Act of 1982; (2) the costs that have accrued on the 1982 flue-cured and burley crops; and (3) whether the assessment program is ad...