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Analysis and Evaluation of Public Policies
114566: Mar 2, 1981
The tremendous size of the investment in the nations' public works programs justifies a critical evaluation of where the programs have been, where they are now, where they are headed, what the accomplishments and shortcomings have been, and whether objectives should be redirected or growth altered. Public works will face tougher competition from other federal programs for limited funds. Therefore,...
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...
Better Justifications Needed for Automated People Mover Demonstration Projects
CED-80-98: Published: Aug 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1980.
The Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA), which provides financial and technical aid to develop and improve urban mass transportation, believes that downtown people movers could help solve the problems of increasing transit deficits, traffic congestion, and associated air pollution. In April 1976, UMTA announced its program to demonstrate the benefits of people mover systems in urban do...
Problems Plagued Department of Agriculture's Grasshopper Control Program in 1979
CED-80-95: Published: Aug 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1980.
The Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) did not adequately manage the program to control grasshoppers in 17 Western States in 1979. Efforts by Federal and State officials and local participants were not sufficiently coordinated. Management weaknesses reduced the ability of the local project managers of APHIS to effectively identify areas to be sprayed to...
Federal Disaster Assistance: What Should the Policy Be?
PAD-80-39: Published: Jun 16, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1980.
Federal disaster assistance is provided to the private sector through five major programs. These programs are intended to serve different types of disaster victims, but some groups are eligible for benefits under several programs. Disaster assistance policy should be based on economic welfare considerations of equity and resource allocation efficiency. Disaster assistance should not vary across in...
Farmers Home Administration's Economic Emergency Loan Program
111425: Jan 31, 1980
Congress considered an extension of the Economic Emergency Loan Program, scheduled to terminate in May, 1980. The Program provides guaranteed or direct loans to farmers and ranchers who have a reasonable prospect for success with the assistance of a loan and who need the credit to maintain a viable operation. To be eligible, farmers must have been refused credit at reasonable terms from normal cre...
How Do Federal Agencies Assure That Disaster Loan Recipients Maintain Mandatory Flood Insurance
CED-80-10: Published: Oct 26, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1979.
The disaster loan programs of the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) were reviewed in an examination of the procedures used by federal agencies to ensure that disaster loan recipients maintain flood insurance when required as a condition for such loans. GAO reviewed legislation; agency policies, procedures, regulations, and guidelines; and gathered stati...
GAO's Review of the Federal Aviation Airport Grant-in-Aid Program
105031: Jan 24, 1978
An ongoing review has been conducted of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) airport grant-in aid program which provides funds for the planning and development of airports. Under this program public airports are eligible for matching Federal grants for a wide variety of projects to improve their safety and capacity. Part of the review has included preliminary results of a questionnaire sent...
Financial Records and Documents of National Organizations Supporting Antipoverty Work
HRD-77-158: Published: Oct 7, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1977.
The Community Services Administration (CSA) needs to increase control over grantee funds going to nongrantee organizations whose purpose is to support the Government's antipoverty effort.Review of the financial records and documents of five national organizations that are not Federal grantees and the National Center for Community Action, a private nonprofit organization that is a grantee of CSA, s...
The Summer Feeding Program: How to Feed the Children and Stop Program Abuses
CED-77-59: Published: Apr 15, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1977.
Various aspects of the summer food service program for children were reviewed in light of alleged abuses during program operations in major urban areas. Causes of abuses that had been detected by other groups, including the Departments of Agriculture and Justice, were investigated. The review was conducted at the Food and Nutrition Service headquarters in Washington, D.C., and at the regional offi...