Summary of Recent GAO Reports on Managing Intergovernmental Assistance Programs

GGD-82-91: Published: Jul 13, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1982.

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In response to a congressional request, GAO provided copies of several reports on the Federal intergovernmental assistance system.

A major conclusion of GAO reports over the years has been that, since the Federal Government relies so heavily on State and local governments to implement national objectives on a partnership basis, the Federal level needs to design programs that are more sensitive to the fiscal, legal, and administrative environments of State and local governments.

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