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Grants Management: EPA Partially Follows Leading Practices of Strategic Workforce Planning and Could Take Additional Steps
GAO-17-144: Published: Jan 9, 2017. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 2017.
Staffing levels for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grants management personnel generally declined during fiscal years 2006 through 2015, but it is unclear how workloads may have changed during this time frame. Specifically, the number of grant specialists and project officers—EPA's key grants management personnel—who entered information about grant actions into the agency's automat...
Countering Violent Extremism: Additional Actions Could Strengthen Training Efforts
GAO-13-79: Published: Oct 18, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 2012.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has identified and is communicating to its components and state and local partners topics that the training on countering violent extremism (CVE) it provides or funds should cover; in contrast, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has not identified what topics should be covered in its CVE-related training. According to a DHS official who leads DHS's CVE effort...
Department of State: Human Capital Strategy Does Not Recognize Foreign Assistance Responsibilities
GAO-07-1153: Published: Sep 28, 2007. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2007.
The Secretary of State has made foreign assistance a pillar of the department's Transformational Diplomacy Initiative and has sought better policy coordination, planning, and oversight by establishing a Director of Foreign Assistance (F Bureau). Even though the U.S. Agency for International Development has been the principal agency for development and humanitarian aid, the Department of State (Sta...
Federal Disability Assistance: Stronger Federal Oversight Could Help Assure Multiple Programs' Accountability
GAO-07-236: Published: Jan 26, 2007. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 2007.
Congress has created 20 federal employment-related programs that are aimed at helping people with disabilities obtain jobs. Little is known about the effectiveness and the management of some of these programs. GAO was asked to review four of these programs; the Department of Education (Education) oversees three--Projects with Industry (PWI), Supported Employment State Grants, and Randolph-Sheppard...
Community Services Block Grant Program: HHS Needs to Improve Monitoring of State Grantees
GAO-06-373R: Published: Feb 7, 2006. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2006.
The House Committee on Education and the Workforce has asked GAO to review the administration of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program. As part of this review, we are examining the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) efforts to monitor states' use of CSBG funds. Specifically, we have been reviewing efforts undertaken by HHS's Office of Community Services (OCS), which has pri...
Travel Practices: Private Funding of AID Employees' Travel
NSIAD-87-92: Published: Mar 12, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated the Agency for International Development's (AID) procedures for avoiding conflicts of interest for official travel funded by private sources. GAO also reported on its consideration of an Executive Order that defines standards of ethics for government employees in assessing such travel.GAO found that: (1) AID employees made 70 official trips bet...
Substance Abuse: Description of Proposed State Allotment Grant Formulas
HRD-86-140FS: Published: Sep 10, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the allocation of funds to states under the substance abuse prevention and substance abuse treatment programs proposed in H.R. 5334.GAO indicated that for proposed state allotments for substance abuse: (1) prevention would use a formula based on each state's relative share of the nation's youth population and an annual appropriati...
Energy Impacted Area Development Assistance Program's Designation Criteria
EMD-81-103: Published: Jun 26, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1981.
GAO reviewed the designation criteria for the Energy Impacted Area Development Program which was established under the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978. The objective of the program is to help areas impacted by coal or uranium production, processing, or transportation. Funded through the Department of Energy (DOE) and administered by the Farmers Home Administration, the program provi...
Federally Sponsored Research at Educational Institutions: A Need for Improved Accountability
PSAD-78-135: Published: Aug 18, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1978.
In fiscal year 1977, over $3.8 billion in grants and contracts was awarded to educational institutions for the conduct of research. Over 70 federal agencies sponsor or otherwise support basic research involving over 2,000 educational institutions. The federal government generally relied on the integrity of the institutions to provide assurance that research funds are used for intended purposes. Fe...
Use of Preapplications To Improve the Grant Application Process
106792: Aug 7, 1978
There is an opportunity for improving the grant application process in a number of discretionary grant programs through the use of a preapplication process. The term "preapplication" refers to a process involving submission of a shortened preliminary proposal for review. The grantor agency then advises the applicant on the likelihood of funding for the proposed project. Such a process would encour...