Federal aid programs (21 - 30 of 30 items)
Land Use Issues
CED-80-108: Published: Jun 27, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1980.
The realization that land and its resources are limited has resulted in a shift in the approach to planning for and management of land use. In the past, land could be used for any purpose unless its use was prohibited by regulation or local zoning laws. This traditional approach often resulted in widespread abuse and waste. Urban sprawl, soil erosion, unrestored strip mined areas, and the destruct...
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...
Size Standards for Small Businesses
109847: Jul 10, 1979
The Small Business Administration (SBA) uses size standards to determibility for Federal Small Business Assistance programs, but many of the size standards do not direct assistance to the target group of businesses which are "struggling to become or remain competitive." It was found that the standands often define as small a high percentage of industry firms controlling most of an industry's sales...
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...
Review of Practices, Procedures, and Controls To Prevent Spoilage or Theft of Federal Commodities Donated to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for Food Relief Programs
CED-77-120: Published: Aug 18, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1977.
A review of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico's practices, procedures, and controls over federally donated commodities for food relief programs did not disclose current instances of theft or excessive spoilage and indicated that the commodities were adequately accounted for at the time of the review. However, both the Commonwealth control over donated commodities and the Food and Nutrition Service m...
Review of Maintenance of Federally Assisted Conservation Structures and Measures in Iowa
CED-77-63: Published: May 17, 1977. Publicly Released: May 17, 1977.
Some conservation measures and structures installed with federal cost-sharing assistance under the Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Conservation Program have been eliminated by the original or subsequent owners of the farm properties.Visits to about 165 farms in Iowa showed that some conservation practices had been eliminated or modified, but there did not appear to be a serious problem. A...
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...
Weaknesses in the Financial Controls of the National Flood Insurance Program
CED-77-47: Published: Mar 21, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1977.
There are numerous weaknesses in the ability of the National Flood Insurers Association (NFIA) to generate accurate financial data on its operations relating to the National Flood Insurance Program.These weaknesses could adversely affect the government's ability to: (1) determine reasonable amounts payable to NFIA under the program; (2) determine flood insurance premium rates; (3) prepare financia...
Evaluating Federal Programs: An Overview for the Congressional User, September 1976
PAD-76-30: Published: Sep 1, 1976. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1976.
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