Federal aid programs (11 - 20 of 30 items)
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...
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...
Homelessness: Status of the Surplus Property Program, the Interagency Council on the Homeless, and FEMA's EFS Program
T-RCED-90-98: Published: Jul 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1990.
GAO discussed the: (1) use of federal property for the homeless; (2) activities of the Interagency Council on the Homeless; and (3) Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Emergency Food and Shelter Program. GAO found that: (1) from January to June 1990, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reviewed approximately 7,700 properties for potential use by the homeless and found th...
Roles, Cost, and Criteria for Assessing Agriculture Disaster Assistance Programs Between 1980 and 1988
T-RCED-89-63: Published: Sep 20, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1989.
GAO discussed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) provision of agricultural disaster assistance since 1980. GAO noted that: (1) USDA spent about $6.9 billion for direct cash payments, $6.4 billion for disaster emergency loans, and $4.3 billion for crop insurance between fiscal years 1980 and 1988; (2) although Congress intended to alleviate the need for expensive, ad-hoc disaster assistance pro...
Wild and Scenic Rivers: Certain Rivers Not in National System Generally Retain Original Values
RCED-87-39: Published: Dec 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on development activities on 13 wild and scenic rivers under nonfederal protection, specifically: (1) water projects; (2) shoreline development; (3) resource development; (4) road and utility construction; (5) water quality; and (6) recreational use. GAO also ascertained whether the federal wild and scenic river studies included requ...
Flood Insurance: Federal Emergency Management Agency's Basement Coverage Limitations
RCED-86-10FS: Published: Jan 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1986.
In response to congressional requests, GAO reported on the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Federal Insurance Administration (FIA) limitations on flood insurance coverage of basement contents, specifically FIA: (1) authority to change insurance coverage; (2) analysis of flood insurance losses to support basement coverage limitations; (3) reasons for rejecting other alternatives for mod...
National Flood Insurance Program: Major Changes Needed if It Is To Operate Without a Federal Subsidy
RCED-83-53: Published: Jan 3, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) how the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) establishes rates for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); (2) whether it is possible to eliminate the federal subsidy and make the program self-sustaining; and (3) whether the flood insurance revolving fund is an appropriate mechanism for financing the program.GAO found that NFIP has...
Financing Agency Programs Other Than by Direct Appropriation--Revolving Funds
B-140389: Published: Mar 6, 1970. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
River Basin Commissions Have Been Helpful, but Changes Are Needed
CED-81-69: Published: May 28, 1981. Publicly Released: May 28, 1981.
River basin planning should match the needs of water users with the amount of water available irrespective of State boundaries or Federal agency responsibilities. A review was made to determine how successful river basin commissions have been in meeting their legislative objectives of planning and coordinating water resource development.The river basin commissions, as they are now operating, do no...
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...