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Accession Number PB2013-102791
Title Small Business Lending: Opportunities Exist to Improve Performance Reporting of Treasury's Programs.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 56p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 aimed to stimulate job growth by, among other things, establishing the SBLF and SSBCI programs within Treasury. SBLF uses capital investments to encourage community banks with assets of less than $10 billion to increase their small business lending. SSBCI provides funding to strengthen state and municipal programs that support lending to small businesses. Under the act, GAO is required to conduct an audit of both programs annually. GAO's first reports were on the programs' implementation and made recommendations. This second report examines (1) the status of Treasury's efforts to monitor participants' compliance with program requirements under SBLF and SSBCI, (2) the status of SBLF's and SSBCI's small business lending, and (3) Treasury's evaluation of SBLF and SSBCI and communication of outcomes to Congress and interested parties. GAO reviewed Treasury documents on SBLF and SSBCI procedures; analyzed the most recent available performance information for both programs and data on financial institutions; and interviewed officials from Treasury and nine states participating in SSBCI.
Keywords Assets
Department of the Treasury
Financial institutions
Job growth
Lending programs
Performance evaluation
Small businesses

Source Agency General Accounting Office
NTIS Subject Category 96 - Business & Economics
96F - Banking & Finance
70B - Management Practice
Corporate Author Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1306
Contract Number N/A

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