State-administered programs (31 - 40 of 43 items)
Community Development: Distribution of Small Cities Funds by Pennsylvania
RCED-89-111: Published: May 3, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the methodology: (1) Pennsylvania used to distribute Small Cities and Community Development Block Grant Program funds; and (2) the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Pennsylvania used to develop low- and moderate-income population statistics.GAO found that: (1) Pennsylvania's methodology for estimating the percentage of low- a...
Disaster Assistance: Program Changes Expedited Delivery of Individual and Family Grants
RCED-89-73: Published: Apr 4, 1989. Publicly Released: May 8, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effect of 1986 administrative changes to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Individual and Family Grant (IFG) Program, focusing on: (1) the timeliness of program benefits delivery to disaster victims; and (2) how the changes affected program costs.GAO found that: (1) states processed 65 percent of IFG applications within 30 day...
Respite Care: Insights on Federal, State, and Private Sector Involvement
T-HRD-89-12: Published: Apr 6, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1989.
GAO discussed the nature of national association and federal involvement in state-administered respite care programs, focusing on the extent of respite care research and evaluation in five states. GAO found that: (1) respite care was targeted to parents of disabled children, foster children, and unemployed parents to provide temporary relief to parents who were under high levels of stress, in orde...
Boating and Fishing: Administration of the Wallop-Breaux Trust Fund
RCED-89-32BR: Published: Oct 26, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the Sport Fish Restoration Account of the Aquatic Resource Trust Fund to determine: (1) why the revenues increased; (2) the accuracy of the Department of the Treasury's revenue estimates and accounting procedures; and (3) how states spent their funds. GAO also analyzed the Fund's Boat Safety Account to determine how states and the Coast Guard us...
Bridge Improvements: States Exercise Discretion in Selecting Projects Using Federal-Aid Funds
RCED-89-8: Published: Oct 26, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on six state highway agencies' selections of bridges for replacement and rehabilitation, specifically the: (1) legislative requirements for bridge project selection and the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) role in the process; (2) factors that states considered in making bridge project decisions; and (3) levels and sources of...
Bridge Condition Assessment: Inaccurate Data May Cause Inequities in the Apportionment of Federal-Aid Funds
RCED-88-75: Published: May 20, 1988. Publicly Released: May 20, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) 1986 Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program (HBRRP) report to Congress, focusing on: (1) the accuracy of its National Bridge Inventory; and (2) FHwA procedures for ensuring equitable apportionment of federal funds to states.GAO found that the FHwA report did not accurately identify bridge f...
State Rather Than Federal Policies Provided the Framework for Managing Block Grants
HRD-85-36: Published: Mar 15, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1985.
GAO reviewed the implementation of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act which substantially changed various federal domestic assistance programs by consolidating numerous categorical programs into nine block grants and shifting the primary management responsibility to the states.GAO found that these block grants provided states with greater discretion to plan and manage federal funds according to...
Community Services Block Grant: New State Role Brings Program and Administrative Changes
HRD-84-76: Published: Sep 28, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the progress which 13 states are making in implementing the community services block grant as authorized by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981.GAO found that, despite the fact that the 1982 and 1983 Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) appropriations were approximately 30-percent below the 1981 level, the 13 states generally chose not...
Early Observations on Block Grant Implementation
GGD-82-79: Published: Aug 24, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1982.
GAO examined the transition progress of 13 States to the new block grants administration as authorized by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981.The states' considerable involvement with the predecessor programs helped ease the transition to most block grants. During early implementation, a major concern was coping with budget reductions. The block grant legislation and regulations place gr...
Block Grant Implementation
118385: May 11, 1982
Legislation passed in 1981 assigned primary administrative responsibility for nine block grants to States. GAO studied the transition process and early implementation of these grants and found that the State transition to block grant administration is proceeding well, considering the short timeframe between passage of the legislation and its implementation, program funding reductions, and uncertai...