Federal aid programs (11 - 20 of 37 items)
National Flood Insurance Program: New Processes Aided Hurricane Katrina Claims Handling, but FEMA's Oversight Should Be Improved
GAO-07-169: Published: Dec 15, 2006. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 2006.
In August and September 2005, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita caused unprecedented destruction to property along the Gulf Coast, resulting in billions of dollars of damage claims to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). This report, which we initiated under the authority of the Comptroller General, examines (1) the impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the NFIP and paid losses by location an...
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Unprecedented Challenges Exposed the Individuals and Households Program to Fraud and Abuse; Actions Needed to Reduce Such Problems in Future
GAO-06-1013: Published: Sep 27, 2006. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 2006.
In 2005, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita caused unprecedented damage. The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) Individuals and Households Program (IHP), provides direct assistance (temporary housing units) and financial assistance (grant funding for temporary housing and other disaster-related needs) to eligible individuals affected by disasters. Our objectives were to (1) compare the types...
Alaska Native Villages: Recent Federal Assistance Exceeded $3 Billion, with Most Provided to Regional Nonprofits
GAO-05-719: Published: Aug 2, 2005. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2005.
This report responds to section 112, Division B, of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2004, which directs GAO to review federal programs benefiting rural communities in Alaska. After discussions with congressional staff, GAO agreed to examine federal programs benefiting Alaska Native villages. Specifically, this report (1) provides information on the amount of federal assistance provided to A...
Lost DOE Sales to the Secondary Enriched Uranium Market Have Resulted in Reduced Revenues
RCED-84-76: Published: Jan 26, 1984. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined the effect that the secondary enriched uranium market has on the Department of Energy (DOE) enrichment program sales and revenues for fiscal years (FY's) 1984 through 1988.GAO found that DOE has lost sales to secondary market transactions which amount to $9.4 million of separative work units of enriched uranium. This represents an estimated reven...
Review of FEMA Role in Assisting State and Local Governments To Develop Hurricane Preparedness Planning
RCED-83-182: Published: Jul 7, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the principal federal programs relating to hurricane preparedness planning and the preparedness activities of a number of state and local governments.GAO found that, although the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is responsible for administering federal emergency management programs, FEMA involvement in hurricane preparedness assistance...
Federal Role in Hurricane Preparedness Planning
121286: May 5, 1983
GAO reviewed the principal Federal programs and activities relating to hurricane preparedness at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Army Corps of Engineers. The Federal Government provides three services that have a direct impact on local preparedness levels: forecasting, technical assistance, and financial assistance...
Meeting Application and Review Requirements for Block Grants Under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974
RED-76-106: Published: Jun 23, 1976. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Federal Disaster Assistance and S. 2250
118135: Apr 20, 1982
GAO discussed Federal assistance to States and local communities administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and offered comments on amendments to the Disaster Relief Act. Actions taken by FEMA have raised concern over whether it has altered the scope of the Act, including: (1) establishing a cost sharing program between the Federal Government and the State and local governments...
Comments on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's 1981 Program Report and Environmental Impact Statement
CED-82-41: Published: Jan 29, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1982.
In response to the Secretary of Agriculture's request for comments, GAO reviewed the revised draft report outlining the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) proposed national soil and water conservation program.Although USDA has spent considerable effort in reviewing the adequacy of the nation's soil and water resources, it will not have the basis for the effective program intended by the Soil and W...
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...