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Title: FEDERAL SEED MONEY - MORE CAREFUL SELECTION AND APPLICATION NEEDED
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: US Comptroller General
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 42
Sponsoring Agency: Azimuth Inc.
Fairmont, WV 26554
US Comptroller General
Washington, DC 20548
Sale Source: Azimuth Inc.
1000 Technology Drive, Suite 3120
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United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT ASSESSES THE USE OF THE SEED MONEY APPROACH IN FEDERAL DOMESTIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS AND RECOMMENDS THAT CONGRESS ENSURE THAT THIS APPROACH ACCOMPLISHES INTENDED PROGRAM OBJECTIVES.
Abstract: SEED MONEY PROGRAMS HAVE GENERATED SELF-SUSTAINING PROJECTS AND SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF NON-FEDERAL FUNDING. AT THE SAME TIME, MANY PROJECTS ARE REDUCED OR DISCONTINUED WHEN FEDERAL FUNDING ENDS. THIS OUTCOME CAN BE EXPECTED WHEN THE SEED MONEY APPROACH IS USED, AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE PREPARED TO ACCEPT PROJECT REDUCTIONS AND DISCONTINUATIONS. PAST FEDERAL ACTIONS TO CONTINUE FUNDING SEED MONEY PROJECTS PAST PLANNED PERIODS SHOW FEDERAL RELUCTANCE TO ACCEPT STATE AND LOCAL DECISIONS, GOVERNMENT DELAYS IN FUNDING OTHER POTENTIAL GRANTEES, AND AN INAPPROPRIATE USE OF THE SEED MONEY APPROACH. THIS APPROACH WILL PROBABLY ALSO CAUSE INTERGOVERNMENTAL FRICTION, WHICH CAN BE LESSENED BY ITS APPROPRIATE USE AND CAREFUL ADMINISTRATION. CONGRESS, AS PART OF ITS OVERSIGHT PROCESSES, SSHOULD SEE THAT THE SEED MONEY APPROACH IS APPROPRIATE. WHEN IT IS USED IN NEW PROGRAMS, CONGRESS SHOULD CLEARLY EXPRESS FEDERAL FUNDING INTENTIONS AND EMPHASIZE THE NEED FOR COST-ASSUMPTION PLANNING. THE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET SHOULD STRENGTHEN SEED MONEY PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION BY REQUIRING FEDERAL AGENCIES AND GRANTEES TO BEGIN WITH CLEAR AGREEMENTS ON THE LENGTH AND AMOUNT OF FEDERAL FUNDING AS WELL AS FUTURE FUNDING SOURCES. APPENDIXES CONTAIN A LIST OF SEED MONEY PROGRAMS, THEIR FUNDING AND METHOD OF OPERATION, AND A LETTER COMMENTING ON THE REPORT. (MJW)
Index Term(s): Federal aid; Federal programs; Financial management; Governmental planning; Grants or contracts; Program financing; Program monitoring; US Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Note: THERE IS A CHARGE FOR MORE THAN ONE COPY. REPORT TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES BY THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL
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