Grant programs design features shape flexibility, accountability, and performance information : report to congressional requesters

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Page 42 - The primary objective of this title is the development of viable urban communities, by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income.
Page 57 - State, to furnish services directed at the goal of — (1) achieving or maintaining economic self-support to prevent, reduce, or eliminate dependency, (2) achieving or maintaining self-sufficiency, including reduction or prevention of dependency, (3) preventing or remedying neglect, abuse, or exploitation of children and adults unable to protect their own interests, or preserving, rehabilitating or reuniting families, (4) preventing or reducing inappropriate institutional care by providing for community-based...
Page 33 - Local programs must be comprehensive and convey the message that the illegal use of alcohol and other drugs is wrong and harmful.
Page 68 - Grants or loans to local public bodies and agencies thereof to assist in financing acquisition, construction, reconstruction, and improvement of facilities and equipment for use in mass transportation service in urban areas...
Page 23 - Serving elders at risk The Older Americans Act nutrition programs national evaluation of the elderly nutrition program, 1993-1995.
Page 45 - Purposes: to provide comprehensive community mental health services to adults with a serious mental illness and to children with serious emotional disturbance; for program evaluation; to conduct related planning, administration, and educational activities.
Page 51 - To enable States to maintain and strengthen their leadership in planning, promoting, coordinating and evaluating health care for mothers and children and in providing health services for mothers and children who do not have access to adequate health care.
Page 14 - Federal Grants: Design Improvements Could Help Federal Resources Go Further (GAO/AIMD-97-7, Dec. 18, 1996;. 1742 USC 300x-33; 42 USC 300x-7. In its 1986 notice of proposed rulemaking, FEMA acknowledged that TTR "may well provide an improved method of determining State capability in the future,
Page 3 - ... occurred anyway. Grants The federal government often uses grants to state and local governments as a means of delivering federal programs. Categorical grants typically permit funds to be used only for specific, narrowly defined purposes. Block grants typically can be used by state and local governments to support a range of activities aimed at achieving a broad national purpose and to provide a great deal of discretion to state and local officials. Either type of...
Page 4 - ... include the agency's mission statement; identify the agency's long-term strategic goals; and describe how the agency intends to achieve those goals through its activities and through its human, capital, information, and other resources. Under GPRA, agency strategic plans are the starting point for agencies to set annual goals for programs and to measure the performance of the programs in achieving those goals. Also...

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