Federal Grants Management Reform: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Relations of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, Ninety-sixth Congress, First Session, on S. 878 and S. 904, July 27, September 6, and October 3, 1979

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Page 318 - BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION AND NATIONAL SECURITY COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCERNING OUR REPORT ON THE PROBLEMS INVOLVED WITH GRANT AUDITING Mr.
Page 380 - It is the national policy that to the maximum extent possible the procedures utilized for implementing this Act shall encourage the drastic minimization of paperwork and interagency decision procedures, and the best use of available manpower and funds, so as to prevent needless duplication and unnecessary delays at all levels of government.
Page 276 - Act of 1964, title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and...
Page 541 - President shall, therefore, establish rules and regulations governing the formulation, evaluation, and review of Federal programs and projects having a significant impact on area and community development...
Page 142 - Association, the National League of Cities and the National Conference of State Legislatures — have considered consolidation measures that would simplify and streamline the federal aid process.
Page 325 - State and local auditors and independent public accountants because they must learn new rules for every type of grant they audit. Some progress has been made in solving this problem. GAO in cooperation with the Intergovernmental Audit Forum and various Federal agencies has taken the lead in developing an audit guide — "Guidelines for Financial and Compliance Audits of Federally Assisted Programs" — for comprehensive financial and compliance audits of multifunded grant recipients.
Page 579 - Budget, in cooperation with the executive agencies, shall undertake a study to develop a better understanding of alternative means of implementing Federal assistance programs, and to determine the feasibility of developing a comprehensive system of guidance for Federal assistance programs.
Page 57 - Grant Auditing: A Maze of Inconsistency, Gaps, and Duplication That Needs Overhauling...
Page 310 - OMB's work with us, the National Intergovernmental Audit Forum, and State and local governments. He also strongly endorsed the recommendation to rescind existing laws requiring audits of individual grants. Further, he agreed that use of a single audit guide would be a major breakthrough in auditing federally assisted programs. We received comments from the 11 agencies reviewed. The agencies agreed, at least in principle, with our recommendations to the departments and agencies. Although some agencies...
Page 104 - Association, the National Association of Counties, the National League of Cities, and the United States Conference of Mayors are assisting us in this effort.

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