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ERIC Number: ED175156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug-23
Reference Count: 0
A Single Federal Authority Is Needed for Establishing or Constructing Rehabilitation Facilities. Report to the Congress by the Comptroller General of the United States.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 authorizes different federal funding rates for state construction and establishment of rehabilitation facilities for the handicapped. Federal regulations and guidelines contain overlapping criteria for determining the eligibility for funding projects with similar activities and goals. This report discusses problems with using rehabilitation program funds for constructing or establishing rehabilitation facilities. It also describes what the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and the Congress should do to strengthen the administration of construction and establishment funding by state rehabilitation agencies and local rehabilitation facilities. Agencies in Alabama, Florida, Kansas, and Michigan were included in this review. Examined were (1) states' systems for planning rehabilitation facility improvement, (2) procedures for budgeting basic program funds for establishment or construction activities, (3) procedures for controlling federal and state expenditures, and (4) procedures for monitoring the activities of organizations that received federal funds to establish or construct facilities. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Accounting, Construction Programs, Disabilities, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal Regulation, Federal State Relationship, Government Publications, Program Administration, Recordkeeping, Rehabilitation Centers, State Agencies, Vocational Rehabilitation
U.S. General Accounting Office, Distribution Section, Room 1518, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20548 (single copy free)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Rehabilitation Act 1973