Disaster relief aid (31 - 37 of 37 items)
Improved Administration of Federal Public Disaster Assistance Can Reduce Costs and Increase Effectiveness
CED-82-98: Published: Jul 23, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1982.
GAO reviewed the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) administration of funds for public disaster assistance. The review was made to determine whether FEMA, which provided over $700 million in disaster assistance from 1979 through 1981, was consistently and effectively providing such assistance to state and local governments.Under the Disaster Relief Act of 1974, public disaster assistance...
Opinion Concerning the SBA Disaster Loan Program
B-202568: Published: Sep 11, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1981.
In March 1981, the Small Business Administration (SBA) found that its appropriation could not meet the requirements of its disaster programs for the remainder of the fiscal year. Excessive demands exhausted the funding apportioned to SBA, which necessitated an immediate suspension of the approval of disaster loans until the apportionment of additional funds could be obtained. Effective March 19, 1...
Federal Disaster Assistance
088051: Jul 21, 1981
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Federal Disaster Assistance
115234: May 13, 1981
GAO discussed the results of past reports which dealt with a wide range of activities carried out by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other Federal agencies involved in disaster relief. In a review of the poor controls over Federal aid in Massacuhusetts after the 1978 blizzard, there was found to be a lack of coordination among the Federal agencies as well as other weaknesses in...
Poor Controls Over Federal Aid in Massachusetts After the 1978 Blizzard Caused Questionable Benefit Payments
CED-81-4: Published: Jan 26, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1981.
In February 1978, the President declared eight Massachusetts' counties a major disaster area following the most severe blizzard to strike the Boston metropolitan area in over 100 years. Federal assistance totalled about $180 million to individuals, businesses, and state and local governments. GAO was asked to review: (1) the adequacy of coordination among the federal agencies to prevent duplicativ...
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...
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...