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Results in Brief
Trade-offs and Challenges Exist in Ensuring Performance
Accountability in Federal Grants
Accountability Mechanisms Can Improve Performance and
Strategies Support Successful Selection, Design, and
Implementation of Performance Accountability Mechanisms
Various Opportunities Exist at the Federal Level to Enhance
Performance Accountability in Grants
Recommendation for Executive Action
Appendix I Objectives, Scope, and Methodology 42
Appendix II GAO Contact and Staff Acknowledgments 44
Table 1: Examples of Accountability Provisions 16
Table 2: Sources and Types of Authorization and Guidance for
Performance Accountability Mechanisms 20
Table 3: Examples of Ways to Tailor Performance Measures and
Figure 1: Accountability Provisions Can Be Used at Different
Points in the Grant Life Cycle by Various Users 18
GAO-06-1046 Grants Management
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United States. Government Accountability Office. Grants Management: Enhancing Performance Accountability Provisions Could Lead to Better Results, report, September 29, 2006; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc296525/m1/3/: accessed November 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.