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U.S. Department of Agriculture: Analysis of Budgets, Fiscal Years 1999-2000
RCED-99-201R: Published: Jun 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1999.
GAO provided information on the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) appropriation for fiscal year (FY) 1999 and its budget request for FY 2000 for selected programs and initiatives.GAO noted that: (1) USDA could have about $1.7 billion in appropriated funds remaining unobligated at the end of FY 1999, some or all of which could be available for congressional rescission or as a reduction to the Depa...
Food Assistance: Information on USDA's Research Activities
RCED-98-56R: Published: Jan 29, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified food assistance-related research projects conducted by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and the Economic Research Service (ERS) during the past 3 fiscal years.GAO noted that: (1) it obtained information on each research project that was ongoing during any portion of each of the past 3 fiscal years; (2) for each of these projects, GAO obtained...
Food Assistance: Working Women's Access to WIC Benefits
RCED-98-19: Published: Oct 16, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the extent to which Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program benefits are accessible to eligible working women, focusing on: (1) the actions taken by local WIC agencies to increase access to WIC benefits for working women; (2) asking the local WIC agency directors' opinions on the accessib...
USDA Food and Consumer Service: Child and Adult Care Food Program-Improved Targeting of Day Care Home Reimbursements
OGC-97-15: Published: Jan 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Consumer Service's new rule on day care home reimbursements. GAO found that: (1) the rule would establish a two-tiered reimbursement system for day care homes participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program; (2) under the two-tier structure, the level of reimbursement for day care homes will be...
USDA: Certification Provisions of the Mickey Leland Childhood Hunger Relief Act
OGC-97-2: Published: Oct 31, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) new rule on the certification provisions of the Childhood Hunger Relief Act. GAO found that: (1) the rule would change a number of certification provisions regarding household definition, the eligibility of certain children, certain General Assistance vendor payment exclusions, student earnings exclusions, t...
Food Stamp Program: Focus Group Research and Procurement Problems
T-RCED-96-157: Published: May 8, 1996. Publicly Released: May 8, 1996.
GAO discussed contracting problems involving a Department of Agriculture (USDA) subcontract for surveying the general public's and food stamp recipients' views of food stamp reform initiatives. GAO noted that: (1) USDA did not use normal contracting practices in procuring the subcontracted services; (2) USDA conducted price and scope of work negotiations prior to official contract negotiations and...
Food and Agriculture Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-17(2): Published: Apr 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Food and Agriculture issues area as of April 6, 1996...
Food Assistance: Alternatives for Delivering Benefits
T-RCED-95-202: Published: May 23, 1995. Publicly Released: May 23, 1995.
GAO discussed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) food assistance programs, focusing on: (1) alternative delivery systems for Food Stamp Program benefits; and (2) potential alternatives to streamline program operations and reduce costs in other food assistance programs. GAO noted that: (1) the alternatives to the current coupon-based system for delivering Food Stamp Program benefits are cash-ou...
Food Assistance Programs
RCED-95-115R: Published: Feb 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) domestic food and nutrition assistance programs, focusing on those programs that target benefits to women, children, infants, the elderly, and the needy. GAO noted that: (1) USDA food assistance programs constitute about 60 percent of the USDA budget and the Food Stamp Program accounts for more than one-half o...
Food Assistance: USDA's Multiprogram Approach
RCED-94-33: Published: Nov 24, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Agriculture's food assistance programs, focusing on: (1) the strengths and weaknesses of the current multiprogram approach; and (2) alternative approaches for delivering food assistance.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year 1992, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and state agencies jointly operated 14 programs that...