Community development (11 - 20 of 27 items)
Projects Funded in South Central Georgia by the Emergency Jobs Appropriations Act of 1983
HRD-85-98: Published: Sep 25, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the implementation of the Emergency Jobs Appropriations Act in five contiguous counties in Georgia. This legislation provides emergency supplemental appropriations to: (1) provide productive employment; (2) hasten or initiate federal projects and construction; and (3) provide humanitarian assistance including an emergency food and sh...
Impact of the Proposed Consolidation of HUD Field Offices in the Dallas and Fort Worth, TX, Area
RCED-83-155: Published: May 19, 1983. Publicly Released: May 19, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO studied the proposed consolidation of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Dallas Area Office and Fort Worth Regional and Service Office into one office located at Fort Worth.The study showed that a $1.5 million potential cost savings projection, which was developed by the HUD Fort Worth regional staff, included personnel savings that...
Cleveland, Ohio's, Community Development Block Grant Applications
106853: Mar 19, 1978
A review of Cleveland, Ohio's, Community Development Block Grant applications for 1975 through 1977 indicated that Cleveland's application for 1977 funds did not describe the activities to be undertaken to meet community development needs and objectives. Instead, the applications listed general classes of activities, the total dollar amount requested for each class of activity, and referenced the...
Need for Improvements in Financial Administration by the Action for Bridgeport Community Development, Inc., Bridgeport, Conn.
B-130515: Published: Mar 23, 1970. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
The Community Development Block Grant Program Can Be More Effective in Revitalizing the Nation's Cities
CED-81-76: Published: Apr 30, 1981. Publicly Released: May 4, 1981.
The Community Development Block Grant Program allows cities to undertake a wide variety of activities to provide decent housing, jobs, and neighborhoods for their residents. Funds can be used for the acquisition and disposition of property, street improvements, water and sewer facilities, the rehabilitation of private properties, public services and parks, playgrounds, and other recreational facil...
Rural Water Problems: An Overview
CED-80-120: Published: Aug 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1980.
An overview is presented of the difficulties faced by 28 rural communities in 10 States in obtaining drinking water. Many existing central water systems have deteriorated and need to be repaired or replaced. Other systems need to be expanded. In some areas, additional systems need to be developed. Water shortages have prevented the development or expansion of some central systems, but the most imp...
States Can Be Better Prepared To Respond to Disasters
CED-80-60: Published: Mar 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1980.
After a major disaster occurred in Massachusetts, GAO was asked to evaluate how well that State was prepared to respond to the disaster. It was also asked to review the preparedness in six other states with regard to the development of implementing procedures for use by state agencies in carrying out tasks assigned under the state emergency plans.Massachusetts agencies incurred problems in impleme...
Management and Evaluation of the Community Development Block Grant Program Need To Be Strengthened
CED-78-160: Published: Aug 30, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 1978.
The Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 requires communities to certify in their applications for grants that their community development programs are developed in accordance with the Act's statutory objectives and requires grantees to provide HUD with an annual performance report concerning activities under the programs and their assessment of how the activities relate to objectives.HUD...
U.S. Economic Aid for the West Bank and Gaza
ID-78-35: Published: Jul 5, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1978.
The Agency for International Development (AID) program in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza grew out of a desire to demonstrate U.S. concern for the welfare of the Palestinians and has been part of U.S. efforts to promote peace in the Middle East. In accordance with congressional intent, U.S. assistance for the West Bank and Gaza has been carried out through U.S. voluntary agencies. These ag...
Need for More Federal Leadership in Administering Nonurbanized Area Public Transit Activities
CED-78-134: Published: Jul 3, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1978.
In November 1974, Congress amended the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964 to authorize $500 million for exclusive use for nonurbanized areas, less than 50,000 population, during fiscal year 1975 through 1980. The $500 million is available for planning, demonstration, and capital investments supporting small town and rural area transit services.State and local officials believe that few requests...