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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...
Community Development Block Grant Formula: Targeting Assistance to High-Need Communities Could Be Enhanced
GAO-05-622T: Published: Apr 26, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 2005.
Congress asked GAO to comment on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) 2005 report on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), "CDBG Formula Targeting to Community Development Need." The CDBG program distributes funding to communities using two separate formulas that take into account poverty, older housing, community size, and other factors. That study evaluates the program...
National Flood Insurance Program: Oversight of Policy Issuance and Claims
GAO-05-532T: Published: Apr 14, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2005.
According to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), 90 percent of all natural disasters in the United States involve flooding. Because of the catastrophic and unpredictable nature of floods, private insurance companies do not typically cover flood losses. Congress established the NFIP in 1968 to provide an insurance alternative to disaster assistance in response to the escalating costs of re...
Metropolitan Statistical Areas: New Standards and Their Impact on Selected Federal Programs
GAO-04-758: Published: Jun 14, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2004.
For the past 50 years, the federal government has had a metropolitan area program designed to provide a nationally consistent set of standards for collecting, tabulating, and publishing federal statistics for geographic areas in the United States and Puerto Rico. Before each decennial census, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) reviews the standards to ensure their continued usefulness and r...
Flood Insurance: Challenges Facing the National Flood Insurance Program
GAO-03-606T: Published: Apr 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2003.
Floods have been, and continue to be, the most destructive natural hazard in terms of economic loss to the nation. The National Flood Insurance Program is a key component of the federal government's efforts to minimize the damage and financial impact of floods. The program identifies flood-prone areas of the country, makes flood insurance available in the nearly 20,000 communities that participate...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Federal Emergency Management Agency
GAO-03-113: Published: Jan 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 2003.
The 2003 performance and accountability series includes the first report on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) since the series started in 1999. GAO reported on management challenges facing FEMA this year because of the increased national significance of the agency's missions and the additional responsibilities placed on the agency. The information GAO presents in this report is intend...
Executive Guide: Leading Practices in Capital Decision-Making (Supersedes AIMD-98-110)
AIMD-99-32: Published: Dec 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1998.
This publication supersedes AIMD-98-110, Executive Guide: Leading Practices in Capital Decision-Making, April 1998. GAO published a guide: (1) summarizing the 12 fundamental practices that have been successfully implemented by organizations recognized for their outstanding capital decisionmaking practices; and (2) providing examples from which the federal government may be able to draw lessons and...
Executive Guide: Leading Practices in Capital Decision-Making (Superseded by AIMD-99-32)
AIMD-98-110: Published: Apr 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1998.
This publication has been superseded by AIMD-99-32, Executive Guide: Leading Practices in Capital Decision-Making, December 1998. GAO published a guide: (1) summarizing the 12 fundamental practices that have been successfully implemented by organizations recognized for their outstanding capital decisionmaking practices; and (2) providing examples of leading practices from which the federal governm...
Community Development: The Federal Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community Program
T-RCED-98-27: Published: Oct 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community (EZ/EC) program, focusing on: (1) the status of the program's implementation in the six urban empowerment zones, which are located along the east coast and in the mid-west regions of the United States; (2) the factors that program participants believe have either helped or hindered efforts to carry out...
Public Law 480 Title I: Economic and Market Development Objectives Not Met
T-GGD-94-191: Published: Aug 3, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1994.
GAO discussed the Public Law 480 title I food aid program, focusing on the impact of title I assistance on: (1) promoting broad-based, sustainable economic development in recipient countries; and (2) developing and expanding markets for U.S. agricultural commodities. GAO noted that: (1) title I aid has minimal impact on broad-based, sustainable economic development because the value of the foreign...