Program Assessment Rating Tool Results: President Bush's Fiscal 2006 Budget

President Bush's proposed fiscal 2006 budget includes ratings of hundreds of federal programs using the Office of Management and Budget's Program Assessment Rating Tool. For almost 50 of the programs, the administration recommended eliminating funding next year. Those programs are listed below.
Agency Program Title Rating 2004 Actual Funding (millions of dollars) 2005 Enacted Funding (millions of dollars)
American Battle Monuments Commission World War II Memorial Effective 22 -
Department of Agriculture Emergency Watershed Protection Program Results Not Demonstrated 150 250
Department of Commerce Advanced Technology Program Adequate 169 136
Department of Defense--Military Comanche Helicopter Program Results Not Demonstrated 1,068 -
Department of Education B.J. Stupak Olympic scholarships Results Not Demonstrated 1 1
Department of Education Byrd Honors Scholarships Results Not Demonstrated 41 41
Department of Education Comprehensive Regional Assistance Centers Results Not Demonstrated 28 -
Department of Education Comprehensive School Reform Adequate 234 205
Department of Education Even Start Ineffective 247 225
Department of Education Federal Perkins Loans Ineffective 165 66
Department of Education GEAR UP Adequate 298 306
Department of Education Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Results Not Demonstrated 66 66
Department of Education National Writing Project Results Not Demonstrated 18 20
Department of Education Occupational and Employment Information Results Not Demonstrated 9 9
Department of Education Parental Information and Resource Centers Results Not Demonstrated 42 42
Department of Education Projects with Industry Adequate 22 22
Department of Education Safe and Drug Free Schools State Grants Ineffective 441 437
Department of Education Teacher Quality Enhancement Results Not Demonstrated 89 68
Department of Education Tech-Prep Education State Grants Results Not Demonstrated 107 106
Department of Education TRIO Talent Search Results Not Demonstrated 144 145
Department of Education TRIO Upward Bound Ineffective 312 313
Department of Education Vocational Education State Grants Ineffective 1,195 1,194
Department of Energy Nuclear Energy Research Initiative Results Not Demonstrated 6 -
Department of Energy Southeastern Power Administration Moderately Effective 5 5
Department of Health and Human Services Community Services Block Grant Results Not Demonstrated 642 637
Department of Health and Human Services Emergency Medical Services for Children Results Not Demonstrated 20 20
Department of Health and Human Services Health Alert Network Adequate - -
Department of Health and Human Services Traumatic Brain Injury Results Not Demonstrated 9 9
Department of Homeland Security Coast Guard Polar Icebreaking Program Results Not Demonstrated 47 47
Department of Homeland Security Metropolitan Medical Response System Results Not Demonstrated 50 30
Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant (Formula) Ineffective 4,331 4,117
Department of Housing and Urban Development National Community Development Initiative Moderately Effective 35 34
Department of Housing and Urban Development Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) Results Not Demonstrated 7 7
Department of Housing and Urban Development Rural Housing and Economic Development Ineffective 25 24
Department of the Interior Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) State Grants Results Not Demonstrated 91 90
Department of Justice Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Ineffective 59 54
Department of Justice State Criminal Alien Assistance Program Results Not Demonstrated 297 301
Department of Labor Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Ineffective 79 78
Department of State Non-Security Based Capital Construction Program Effective 64 -
Department of the Treasury Bank Enterprise Award Results Not Demonstrated 15 10
Department of the Treasury CDFI Fund: Financial and Technical Assistance Adequate 38 32
Department of the Treasury Tropical Forest Conservation Act* Results Not Demonstrated 20 20
Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Education Results Not Demonstrated 9 9
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Mission and Science Measurement Technology Moderately Effective 459 -
Small Business Administration Business Information Centers Results Not Demonstrated - -
Small Business Administration Section 504 Certified Development Company Guaranteed Loan Program Adequate - -
Small Business Administration Section 7 (a) Guaranteed Loan Program Adequate 78 -
Small Business Administration Small Business Investment Company Adequate - -

Source: Office of Management and Budget

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