Grant administration (21 - 30 of 40 items)
Education Grants Management: Actions Initiated to Correct Material Weaknesses
HRD-91-72: Published: Jun 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's actions to correct weaknesses in its management of discretionary grants programs, including: (1) the award of unnecessary or poorly defined grants; (2) lack of comprehensive monitoring; and (3) untimely, improper closing of expired grants.GAO found that Education: (1) began in fiscal year (FY) 1986 to even out its sche...
Department of Education: Management of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
HRD-90-21BR: Published: Nov 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), focusing on OSERS headquarters and field managers' and senior staffs' views on how well OSERS carried out key management activities.GAO found that: (1) more than 60 percent of the respondents stated that the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Special E...
Desegregation Activities: Administration of Education Grant Funds at the Cleveland School District
HRD-89-83: Published: Aug 29, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Education grants awarded to the Cleveland, Ohio, School District, for desegregation activities, to determine: (1) the total amount of federal funding the school district received; (2) the school district's compliance with a 1978 desegregation court order and grant agreements; (3) the school district's compliance with federal grant con...
Observations on Management of Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
T-HRD-89-34: Published: Sep 7, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1989.
GAO discussed its management audit of the Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), focusing on OSERS managers' and senior staff's and state special education and rehabilitative services directors' responses to a questionnaire concerning OSERS activities. GAO noted that: (1) OSERS managers and senior staff believed that the Assistant Secretary for S...
Vocational Education: Information on the National Research Center's Grant Award Process
HRD-88-56: Published: Jan 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Education's procedures in awarding a grant to establish the National Center for Research in Vocational Education.GAO found that: (1) Education did not develop any criteria for the selection of field readers to read and score the grant applications, but developed a list of potential readers from staff members' per...
Rehabilitation Services: Administration of Grants to Human Services Training and Research Council
HRD-86-51FS: Published: Jan 15, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's response to the Human Services Training and Research Council's (HSTRC) complaints concerning grant administration.GAO noted the HSTRC Executive Director's concerns that Education's Philadelphia regional office had: (1) suggested that HSTRC affiliate itself with the University of Virginia; (2) exceeded its authority...
SEOG Funds: Information on the Distribution of SEOG Funds to Students
PEMD-86-1BR: Published: Nov 13, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the distribution of Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) funds based on the allocation of student financial aid from federal, state, local, and institutional sources.GAO tabulated 1983 through 1984 student financial aid survey data from several higher education associations, and found that: (1) the funds did not appear to be concentrat...
Pell Grant Validation Imposes Some Costs and Does Not Greatly Reduce Award Errors: New Strategies Are Needed
PEMD-85-10: Published: Sep 27, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1985.
GAO analyzed the Department of Education's efforts to verify data submitted by applicants to the Pell Grant Program through validation and the effects of validation on educational institutions and on student applicants for financial aid.GAO conducted: (1) in-depth case studies of 12 postsecondary schools representing the diversity of schools that Pell Grant recipients attend; and (2) a random samp...
Proprietary School Compliance With Requirements of the Pell Grant Program
127542: Aug 1, 1985
GAO discussed its report on proprietary schools' compliance with program requirements under the Department of Education's Pell Grant program. During the school year beginning in 1980, about 300,000 students at proprietary schools received about $278 million in Pell Grants. Under the program, each participating institution is responsible for administering the program within Education's regulations...
Award of Grant by Education
B-204905: Published: Nov 2, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
GAO was asked whether the Department of Education's failure to award a grant to an education improvement program beginning in March 1981 constituted an impoundment of funds. The issue became moot on September 30, 198l, when Education awarded the grant. Under the award, the program may recover grant program expenses which it incurred from March 1981 through the date of the award. The failure to fun...