Improving Oversight and Compliance with Federal and State Environmental Regulations for New Mexico's Community Development Block Grant Program
Date of Award
Undergraduate Capstone Project
Master of Environmental Policy And Management
University College, Environmental Policy and Management
Environmental Policy And Management
New Mexico, Environmental compliance, Environmental protection, Federal aid, Community development, Management, HUD Oversight and Monitoring, NEPA, Small Cities CDBG Program, Community Development Block Grant, National Environmental Policy Act, Department of Housing and Urban Development
New Mexico's Department of Finance & Administration-Local Government Division is responsible for ensuring CDBG recipient compliance with State and Federal regulations. In October 2003, concerns regarding compliance were identified by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Continued compliance issues may result in reduction of future funding awards to the State. In personal interviews, project managers responded they lacked knowledge to adequately evaluate EIDs. DFA-LGD receives a portion of the annual funding to provide technical assistance to CDBG program participants, and therefore has a responsibility to provide sufficient guidance. DFA-LGD needs to invest in regular project manager training to enhance project oversight. Furthermore, it would be advantageous to establish mechanisms by which project managers can access information from technical agencies.
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Browne, Karen, "Improving Oversight and Compliance with Federal and State Environmental Regulations for New Mexico's Community Development Block Grant Program" (2005). University College: Environmental Policy and Management Capstones. 151.