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Results in Brief 4
HUD's Grant-Making Procedures Incorporated Legislative Criteria 11
HUD Oversight of Grantees' Performance Has Been Limited 14
Incomplete Data on Participants' Outcomes Precludes an Overall
Assessment of Program's Success 19
Youthbuild Grantees Have Experienced Varied Success in
Obtaining Outside Funding Sources, and Many Cited Continued
HUD Funding as Crucial 28
Recommendations for Executive Action 32
Agency Comments and Our Evaluation 33
Appendix I Comments from the U.S. Department of Labor 35
Appendix II GAO Contact and Staff Acknowledgments 37
Figure 1: Youthbuild Appropriations, Fiscal Years 1993-2006 8
Figure 2: Characteristics of Participants Entering YouthBuild USA-
Affiliated Programs, 1997-2005 10
Figure 3: NOFA Point-Scoring System for Fiscal Year 2005
Figure 4: HUD Awards by Funding Category for Fiscal Years 2001-
Figure 5: Youthbuild Grant Applications and the Number Funded
by Fiscal Year (1996-2006) 14
Figure 6: Based on Closeout Reports, Youthbuild Performance
Measures Indicate Varied Outputs 23
Figure 7: Outside Funding Amounts Varied Widely for Grants We
GAO-07-82 Youthbuild Program
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United States. Government Accountability Office. Youthbuild Program: Analysis of Outcome Data Needed to Determine Long-Term Benefits, report, February 28, 2007; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc302580/m1/3/: accessed February 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.