Expenditure of funds (1 - 10 of 22 items)
Interim Report on the Effects of COPS Funds on the Decline in Crime during the 1990s
GAO-05-699R: Published: Jun 3, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 2005.
The enactment of the Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Act of 1994, Title 1 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act (VCCLEA), authorized appropriations of $8.8 billion to advance the practice of community policing as an effective strategy in communities' efforts to improve public safety. It had as a goal adding 100,000 new police officers nationwide. The Attorney Genera...
Grant Management: Improvements Needed in Federal Oversight of NSF Grants
T-RCED-91-92: Published: Sep 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1991.
GAO discussed grant administration at the National Science Foundation (NSF), focusing on the federal oversight process for the NSF grant program at three institutions. GAO noted that: (1) NSF has given grant recipients almost total responsibility for ensuring that funds are used in accordance with applicable federal requirements, but the effectiveness of controls over the use of grant funds varies...
Better DOE Controls Needed Over Contractors' Discretionary R&D Funds
T-RCED-91-25: Published: Mar 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) management oversight of three multiprogram laboratories' discretionary research and development (R&D) activities. GAO noted that DOE: (1) had specific authority to approve laboratories' reasonable use of funds for discretionary R&D activities; (2) guidance was not clear enough to ensure that laboratories used discretionary R&D funds appropriately; (3)...
Central America: Assistance to Children Affected by the Nicaraguan Civil Strife
NSIAD-91-26: Published: Oct 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1990.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) administration and expenditure of $17.7 million to aid children in Nicaragua under the Children's Survival Assistance Program.GAO found that: (1) one organization provided assistance as planned, but five organizations encountered problems in implementing their activities; (2) two organizations had...
DC Government: The Federal Payment to the DC Government Under Alternative Payment Methods
GGD-88-80FS: Published: May 5, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on proposed changes to the method of calculating federal payments to the District of Columbia.GAO found that: (1) federal payments under various alternatives varied from $425 million to over $1 billion; (2) the highest payment would result from a 40-percent payment formula from the District's general fund revenues; (3) the lowest pay...
Wallop-Breaux Trust Fund
T-RCED-88-38: Published: Apr 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1988.
GAO discussed the Aquatic Resources Trust Fund's Boat Safety Account, from which the Coast Guard administers payments to states to support their recreational boating safety activities. GAO noted that states: (1) received two-thirds of account funds; (2) typically spent $4 for every federal dollar, exceeding the requirements to match federal funds dollar-for-dollar; (3) typically requested all fund...
Aviation Funding: Options Available for Reducing the Aviation Trust Fund Balance
RCED-86-124BR: Published: May 21, 1986. Publicly Released: May 21, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) airport and airway trust fund to: (1) discuss the fund's history; (2) identify and measure the current and projected trust fund balances; and (3) examine options available to Congress for addressing the trust fund balance and revenue and expenditure levels.In 1970, Congress established the airport and...
Restoration of the Statue of Liberty National Monument
129686: Apr 22, 1986
Testimony was given concerning the restoration of the Statue of Liberty National Monument, specifically whether: (1) the project has met its restoration and fundraising goals; and (2) the Department of the Interior has monitored and maintained oversight of the project. GAO found that: (1) the effort to restore the Statue of Liberty and parts of Ellis Island is exceeding original fundraising and re...
The Malden and Elk-Pinch, WV, Wastewater Treatment Projects
124214: May 23, 1984
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed problems encountered at the Malden and Elk-Pinch, West Virginia, wastewater treatment projects. At the Malden project, GAO noted high user charges and serious performance problems which cause the plant to continually exceed its water pollution control permit limits. Residents have failed to hook into the service in large numbers and some are de...
[Marginal Tax Rates on Earnings of Factor Inputs: Estimates for Five OECD Nations]
123420: Dec 28, 1983
Views were presented concerning the effects of national tax policies on the economic activity in five industrialized European countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The flow of funds approach was used to study the influence of tax rates on the earnings of labor, capital, and internationally mobile capital. The study indicated that attempts to broaden the tax base a...