state relations (21 - 30 of 37 items)
Propriety of LEAA Funding of Urban Crime Prevention Program
B-195269: Published: Oct 15, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
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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...
122637: Oct 4, 1983
A statement was made on the challenge facing Federal policymakers in balancing fiscal responsibility and the needs of the people in the area of entitlement programs. These programs make up almost half of the Federal budget. Entitlement programs are either financed from Federal trust funds or paid out of the general revenues. Those paid out of the general revenues are income redistribution programs...
Consolidation of Federal Assistance Resources Will Enhance the Federal/State Emergency Management Effort
GGD-83-92: Published: Aug 30, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 1983.
GAO discussed the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) need for consolidation of federal assistance resources for emergency management and reviewed the agency's Comprehensive Cooperative Agreement (CCA) initiative.A total of 15 separate FEMA categorical planning and preparedness programs were funded at $83 million in fiscal year (FY) 1982 and $90 million in 1983. GAO believes that the frag...
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...
Analysis of Four States' Administration of the AFDC Program: Management Improving but More Needs To Be Done
HRD-82-20: Published: Feb 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1982.
GAO was asked to evaluate the Aid to Families With Dependent Children (AFDC) program management in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, and New York in terms of differences in management practices, agency organization, and employee accountability as they related to administrative costs and the level of erroneous payments.Each State is required to have an AFDC operational plan which is deemed to be...
Views on Condition of Federal System
114926: Apr 7, 1981
The tremendous growth in scope and number of Federal assistance programs in recent years has defined federalism in a new context. Issues once considered the exclusive domain of State and local governments have increasingly become national concerns. The interrelationship among Federal, State, and local governments has become more intricate as Federal funds have grown to account for about 24 percent...
States Can Be Better Prepared To Respond to Disasters
CED-80-60: Published: Mar 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1980.
After a major disaster occurred in Massachusetts, GAO was asked to evaluate how well that State was prepared to respond to the disaster. It was also asked to review the preparedness in six other states with regard to the development of implementing procedures for use by state agencies in carrying out tasks assigned under the state emergency plans.Massachusetts agencies incurred problems in impleme...