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Millions Could Be Saved by Improving Integrity of the Food Stamp Program's Authorization-To-Participate System
CED-82-34: Published: Jan 29, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1982.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) use of the Authorization-to-Participate (ATP) system, the Food Stamp Program's principal benefit delivery method. The purpose of the review was to make a preliminary assessment of the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) efforts to ensure the integrity of the system, which will deliver about $8 billion of the estimated $10.6 billion in food stamp b...
Information on Strikers' Participation in the Food Stamp Program
CED-81-85: Published: Mar 26, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1981.
GAO was asked to gather available data on participation in the Food Stamp Program by households with members involved in labor-management disputes. Specifically, the data were to include information on the number of participating households containing a striker, the value of food stamp benefits provided to such households, and fluctuations in strikers' participation.GAO found that, in the 50 State...
CED-81-73: Published: Apr 1, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1981.
This bibliography includes information on documents directly or indirectly related to food, agriculture, and/or nutrition that have been released by GAO. The documents included are representative of the broad interrelationship which exists between the food area and other issue areas of concern to GAO such as health, transportation, energy, defense, and international affairs...
Information on Dine-Out Feature of the Food Stamp Program
CED-81-72: Published: Feb 27, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1981.
The dine-out feature of the Department of Agriculture's Food Stamp Program allows food stamp recipients who are at least 60 years of age to use food coupons to pay for meals in authorized restaurants.The number of States and restaurants participating in the dine-out feature has decreased. Six of the nine States that dropped the feature did so because of the low participation by eligible food stamp...
Areas Needing Improvement in the Adult Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
CED-80-138: Published: Sep 4, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1980.
GAO made a limited assessment of the Adult Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). In April 1980, GAO testified before the subcommittee on overall program operations and on program activities. EFNEP has the potential for improving and maintaining people's health through better diets and for saving money through knowledgeable food purchases. Ignorance about nutrition is not limited t...
Reduced Cost and Increased Competition for Printing Food Stamp Coupons
112926: Jul 25, 1980
Ways to explore the possibility of reducing costs and increasing competition for printing food stamp coupons have been suggested. In order to minimize the risk of counterfeiting food coupons, a relatively sophisticated and high cost printing process has been employed that provides a high level of coupon security but offers limited opportuntiy for competition. Over the past 8 years, redemptions of...
Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition Inventory: A New Dictionary on Food
112493: Jun 1, 1980
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 15, Issue 2, Spring 1980. GAO has developed a food, agriculture, and nutrition inventory at the request of a Senate subcommittee to gain a better grasp of the massive amounts of information which exist in this policy area. The inventory was designed to give a list of government agency programs and activites in the food, nutrition, and agriculture areas...
Overview of the Adult Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program and Its Operation in California
112127: Apr 21, 1980
Pursuant to a congressional request, information was provided on the efficiency and effectiveness of the Department of Agriculture's Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the extent to which EFNEP has been coordinated with the Food Stamp Program and State and local programs. In preparing the study, GAO investigated the management of EFNEP on the national level and related progr...
Identification Requirements for Food Stamp Recipients
110731: Oct 30, 1979
The Secretary of Agriculture has legislative authority to test ways to increase the efficiency of the Food Stamp Program and improve the delivery of benefits. In 1976, the Department of Agriculture considered testing alternative identification requirements both at the time food coupons are issued and at the time they are redeemed, but the Department has not as yet initiated the testing. Under curr...
Proposed Amendments to the Food Stamp Act 1977
110604: Oct 17, 1979
Under the food stamp program, overissuances have been caused by recipient and administrative errors as well as by fraud. H.R. 4318 and public law 96-58 contain several measures to tighten food stamp program integrity which, if properly implemented, could result in substantial savings. The bill would hold States liable for erroneous benefit issuances in excess of target rates. However, penalties co...