State-administered programs (31 - 40 of 45 items)
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...
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: Error Rate Adjustments and Sanctions
RCED-88-10: Published: Oct 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) procedures for adjusting states' Food Stamp Program error rates to account for uncompleted state quality control reviews.GAO found that: (1) adjustments for uncompleted case reviews were relatively small for 1984 and 1985; (2) only one state suffered an increased sanction because of an error-rate adjustment...
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...
Food Stamp Program: Trends in Program Applications, Participation, and Denials
RCED-87-80BR: Published: Apr 2, 1987. Publicly Released: May 11, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on trends in the: (1) number of households applying for food stamp benefits; (2) number of applications approved and denied; (3) number of households participating in the Food Stamp Program; and (4) percentage of households experiencing improper denial or termination of food stamp benefits.GAO found that, from fiscal years (FY) 1983 through 1985...
Food Stamp Program: Restoration of Improperly Denied or Terminated Benefits
RCED-87-51: Published: Oct 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) how federal and state administrative practices affect the participation of persons eligible for Food Stamp Program benefits; and (2) a problem in Illinois' procedures relating to the restoration of food stamp benefits to persons whose benefits were improperly denied or terminated.GAO found that, although states are responsible for local adm...
Food Stamp Program: Statistical Validity of Agriculture's Payment Error-Rate Estimates
RCED-87-4: Published: Oct 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the quality control (QC) system that the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) used to set fiscal year (FY) 1984 error rates in Food Stamp Program benefit payments and to assess sanctions against states for their errors.GAO noted that FNS annually estimates each state's food stamp payment error rate in a two-step process, using statistically selected...
GAO Review of the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children
127184: Jun 17, 1985
GAO discussed the Department of Agriculture's Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), which provides supplemental foods and nutrition counseling to pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and children up to 5 years of age who meet specific income criteria. GAO found that WIC benefits were not routinely being targeted on a priority basis to eligible individuals who...