Food relief programs (41 - 50 of 99 items)
Food Stamp Program: Participants Temporarily Terminated for Procedural Noncompliance
RCED-89-81: Published: Jun 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined Georgia and Wisconsin food stamp recipients' benefit interruptions to determine the extent of and reasons for participants' temporary termination from food stamp programs.GAO found that: (1) 87 percent of interruptions experienced in Georgia and Wisconsin households were due to eligibility status changes, and the remaining interruptions were caused...
Characteristics of Successful Program Evaluations
138253: Jan 1, 1989
This article identifies the characteristics common to three evaluations of national food and nutrition programs that contributed to their significant impact on program and agency operations. The primary factors included the: (1) establishment of evaluation teams; (2) participation of evaluation team members throughout the evaluation process; and (3) implementation of developed dissemination plans...
Food Stamps: Reasons for Nonparticipation
PEMD-89-5BR: Published: Dec 8, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) determined the reported reasons why eligible households did not participate in the Food Stamp Program; and (2) compared nonparticipation reasons cited by families in 1979 with those cited in 1986.GAO found that, in 1979 and 1986, respectively: (1) 46.1 percent and 43.8 percent of eligible families participated in the program; (2) 53.8 percent and 50.7...
Supplemental Food Program: Savings From Food Purchases Could Increase WIC Participation
RCED-88-183BR: Published: Jul 25, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the number of additional eligible participants that states could serve through the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) if they adopted competitive bidding or rebate methods to purchase food items other than infant formula.GAO reviewed Maryland and Ohio cost-savings methods and found that: (1) i...
Food Stamp Program: Sanction Estimates Based on Assumed Error-Rate Thresholds
RCED-88-178FS: Published: Jun 2, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) management of the Food Stamp Program to determine the effects of raising or lowering the legislated target error-rate threshold that FNS uses to determine whether it should sanction a state for benefit overpayments.GAO found that: (1) FNS sanctioned 44 states in 1986 under the 5-percent error-rate threshold...
Food Stamp Program: Progress and Problems in Using 75-Percent Funding for Automation
RCED-88-58: Published: Apr 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) Food Stamp Program to determine: (1) what state information retrieval systems FNS had approved for 75-percent funding from fiscal year (FY) 1981 through FY 1986; and (2) whether the approved systems or projects complied with legislative mandates and met general functional...
Health and Nutrition: Collection of Vital Statistical Data on Hispanics
HRD-88-68BR: Published: Mar 18, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the sampling plans of four national surveys, specifically their health and nutrition data on Hispanics.GAO found that: (1) the surveys included too few minority group members to allow separate nationally projectable estimates of their health or nutritional condition; (2) to overcome this lack of data, two of the surveys oversampled Hispanics, an...
Food Stamp Program: Evaluation of Improper Denial or Termination Error Rates
RCED-88-12: Published: Oct 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the accuracy of Maryland's and Illinois's reporting of improper denial or termination error rates under the Food Stamp Program for fiscal year (FY) 1985.GAO found that: (1) Illinois and Maryland detected 40 and 15 percent, respectively, of the improper denials or terminations that it found; (2) projected error rates were 22.5 percent for Illinois a...
Supplemental Food Program: Using Cost Saving Methods Could Increase Participation
RCED-88-35BR: Published: Oct 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO estimated the number of additional participants states could add to the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) if they purchased infant formula at less than retail cost.GAO estimated that: (1) nationwide, states could serve 221,400 to 630,200 additional eligible WIC participants with savings achieved if they purchased fo...
Surplus Commodities: Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program's Operations and Continuance
RCED-88-11: Published: Oct 19, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), focusing on the views of Georgia, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania regarding the: (1) appropriateness of the method for allocating commodities and funds among states; and (2) potential effects of the program's continuation on the states.GAO found that: (1) since...