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Railroad Financing: Stakeholders' Views on Recent Changes to the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing Program
GAO-16-714R: Published: Jul 13, 2016. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 2016.
The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which was enacted in December 2015, made a number of significant changes to the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) program, but the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the modal administration that is responsible for the program, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), are still in the early stages of implementin...
Disaster Recovery: FEMA's Public Assistance Grant Program Experienced Challenges with Gulf Coast Rebuilding
GAO-09-129: Published: Dec 18, 2008. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 2008.
The devastation caused by the 2005 Gulf Coast hurricanes presented the nation with unprecedented rebuilding challenges. The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) grant program is a key tool for providing funds to support recovery, including rebuilding public schools, roads, and utilities. GAO was asked to examine the amount of PA grants FEMA has provided for rebuildin...
Gulf Coast Rebuilding: Observations on Federal Financial Implications
GAO-07-1079T: Published: Aug 2, 2007. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2007.
The devastation caused by the Gulf Coast hurricanes presents the nation with unprecedented challenges as well as opportunities to reexamine shared responsibility among all levels of government. All levels of government, together with the private and nonprofit sectors, will need to play a critical role in the process of choosing what, where, and how to rebuild. Agreeing on what the costs are, what...
Corps of Engineers: Observations on Planning and Project Management Processes for the Civil Works Program
GAO-06-529T: Published: Mar 15, 2006. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 2006.
Through the Civil Works Program, the Corps of Engineers (Corps) constructs, operates, and maintains thousands of civil works projects across the United States. The Corps uses a two-phase study process to help inform congressional decision makers about civil works projects and determine if they warrant federal investment. As part of the process for deciding to proceed with a project, the Corps anal...
Status of Two Authorities Granted to the Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration
GAO-06-308R: Published: Dec 21, 2005. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 2005.
The Department of Commerce's (Commerce) Economic Development Administration (EDA) Reauthorization Act of 2004 directed us to regularly review the implementation of two authorities granted to the Secretary of Commerce: (1) allowing excess funds from projects constructed under projected cost to be reinvested in new or existing projects and (2) establishing a performance award process for grant recip...
Olympic Games: Costs to Plan and Stage the Games in the United States
GAO-02-140: Published: Nov 8, 2001. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 2001.
Since 1980, the Winter and Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games hosted in the United States have increased in size and magnitude, as have the total direct costs to plan and stage them. The reported direct costs to plan and stage the games discussed in this report ranged from $363 million to more than $2.4 billion. Although the total dollar amount of federal funding and support has increased, the to...
Expenditure of Federal Funds by Timberlane Regional High School District, New Hampshire
B-164031(1): Published: Jun 11, 1970. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Examination of the Statement of Assets and Liabilities of the Federal Columbia River Power System as of June 30, 1973
B-114858: Published: Dec 28, 1973. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
How Much Does the Federal Government Spend on Economic Modeling Activities?
PAD-82-26: Published: Feb 16, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified fiscal year (FY) 1978 and FY 1980 federal payments for economic modeling services from each of four private economic forecasting firms. Subsequently, GAO was asked to identify total federal expenditures for both internal and external modeling activities. Due to time constraints, it was agreed that GAO would obtain unverified data from 24 federal...
Qualifying for Federal Funding of Tribally Controlled Community Colleges
CED-81-115: Published: Jun 18, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1981.
GAO was requested to: (1) verify the number of full-time equivalent Indian students reported as attending 12 tribally controlled community colleges during the 1980-81 academic year; and (2) obtain college officials' opinions on the benefits of the Tribally Controlled Community College Assistance Act and concerns about the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) implementation of the Act.GAO found discrepa...