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What GAO Found Federal economic development programs and state business incentives approach economic development in different ways. In GAO's review of six large state business incentive packages ($50 million or more) in four states, federal economic development program funds were not directly used.
What GAO Found Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) applicants and recipients varied in terms of business size, years in operation, and industry, based on GAO's analysis of Small Business Administration (SBA) data from March 2020 through February 2021: Business size.
What GAO Found The Small Business Administration (SBA) quickly implemented the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in April 2020 to assist small businesses adversely affected by COVID-19. But SBA's initial limited program safeguards resulted in improper payments and fraud risks.
What GAO Found While most small businesses have access to broadband, millions of small businesses continue to lack sufficient access to meet their needs. According to two recent surveys by the National Federation of Independent Business and Google, around 8 percent or about 2-3 million U.S.
What GAO Found In April 2020, GAO identified eight priority recommendations for the Small Business Administration (SBA). Since then, SBA has implemented one of these recommendations by developing a process for an organization-wide cybersecurity risk assessment.
What GAO Found In fiscal year 2020, approximately 14,000 providers of primary, dental, and mental health care served as part of National Health Service Corps (NHSC) programs, receiving federal funding in exchange for providing care in a health professional shortage area (HPSA).
This is the Spanish language highlights associated with GAO-21-264. Conclusiones de la GAO Al 15 de enero de 2021, la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) comprometió $23.
Para la versión de esta página en español, ver a GAO-21-442. What GAO Found As of January 15, 2021, FEMA obligated $23.8 billion in Public Assistance funds to Puerto Rico for the 2017 hurricanes ($23.5 billion), 2019 and 2020 earthquakes ($243.8 million) and 2020 COVID-19 response ($59.7 million).