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What GAO FoundFederal efforts to support entrepreneurs are fragmented--including among 52 programs at the Department of Agriculture (USDA), Commerce, and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Small Business Administration (SBA).
Congress imposed restrictions on some federal programs to prevent funding of business relocations. Congress expressed concerns about state and local governments using federal funds to attract jobs to one community at a loss of jobs to another and about compliance with relocation restrictions.
GAO responded to an inquiry as to whether, in light of a GAO decision, the minimum private capital required to form a small business investment company (SBIC), or a minority enterprise small business investment company (MESBIC), can be satisfied in part from block grant funds.
GAO reviewed the way the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) organized and defined its systems of records to compare how HUD and two other selected agencies have organized their systems of records, provide a breakdown of the HUD accounting records system, identify the reasons HUD reported...
GAO agreed to review procedures used by federal agencies to insure the proper collection of funds due the government under federal flood insurance policies or private insurance policies of victims whom these agencies assist.