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For the English version of this page, see GAO-20-168.
Examinamos cómo la Agencia Federal para el Desarrollo de la Pequeña Empresa (SBA, por sus siglas en inglés) planeó y respondió a los huracanes Harvey, Irma, y María en 2017, entre otras cosas.
Para la versión de esta página en español, ver a GAO-20-369.
We reviewed how the Small Business Administration planned for and responded to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in 2017, among other things.
More than 80% of the land held in trust for Indian tribes and their members is used for farming, ranching, or other agricultural purposes.
But the extent to which Indian tribes and their members receive agricultural credit, such as loans to buy farm equipment, is unclear.
What GAO Found The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), has procedures and activities that are consistent with four leading practices and partially consistent with six leading practices in managing two loan programs and one grant program...
What GAO Found During fiscal years 2005 through 2014, the federal government obligated at least $277.6 billion across 17 federal departments and agencies for disaster assistance programs and activities.