Program evaluation (101 - 110 of 180 items)
Federal and State Liability for Inaccurate Payments of Food Stamp, AFDC, and SSI Program Benefits
RCED-84-155: Published: Apr 25, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the error-rate sanction system for the Food Stamp program and compared it to systems used for the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) programs. Sanction systems are used to hold states, or the federal government, responsible for excessive errors in determining applicants' eligibility and benefit lev...
General Accounting Office Reviews of Domestic Food Assistance Programs
123992: Apr 25, 1984
Testimony was given on GAO work relating to the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) domestic food assistance programs, including reports on: (1) overissued Food Stamp Program benefits; (2) wage matching, collections, and corrective action plans in the Food Stamp Program; (3) error-rate sanction systems for needs-based programs; (4) benefit targeting and related issues in the Special Supplemental Fo...
Evaluations of WIC's Effectiveness
123639: Mar 15, 1984
GAO discussed evaluations of the effectiveness of the Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), focusing on the effects of the program on miscarriages, still-births, neonatal deaths, maternal nutrition, and high-risk mothers. GAO noted that there is insufficient evaluation information to make any general or conclusive judgments as to whether the WIC program is effective or...
WIC Evaluations Provide Some Favorable but No Conclusive Evidence on the Effects Expected for the Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children
PEMD-84-4: Published: Jan 30, 1984. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed evaluations of the effectiveness of the Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). The review focused on the effects of the program on miscarriages, still-births, neonatal deaths, maternal nutrition, and high-risk mothers, as well as claims that the WIC program is directly related to positive outcomes in these areas. GAO also r...
Monitoring of the Operation of the 1977 Summer Food Service Program for Children
CED-7-408: Published: Jun 15, 1977. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1984.
The Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs expressed support for Chairman McGovern's earlier request that GAO monitor the operation of the 1977 Summer Food Service Program for children. GAO started the work. GAO's previous work in the area, and consultations with Committee staff, GAO developed an overall work plan which was described to the Committee staff in a meeting on May 25, 197...
Administration and Effectiveness of the Food Stamp Program
088956: May 16, 1972
No summary is currently available...
Effectiveness and Administration of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
088970: Apr 2, 1973
No summary is currently available...
Cost Information on the USDA Tobacco Program
RCED-84-33: Published: Dec 12, 1983. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO obtained cost information on the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) tobacco price-support program. Specifically, GAO was asked to identify: (1) the costs of the tobacco program prior to passage of the No Net Cost Tobacco Program Act of 1982; (2) the costs that have accrued on the 1982 flue-cured and burley crops; and (3) whether the assessment program is ad...
USDA's Oversight of State Meat and Poultry Inspection Programs Could Be Strengthened
RCED-84-23: Published: Oct 21, 1983. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) oversight of state meat and poultry inspection programs to determine whether USDA certification procedures conform to the authorizing legislation and to evaluate the methods used in special USDA internal review studies of state inspection effectiveness. In addition, GAO summarized the results of USDA rating...
Department of Agriculture's Payment-In-Kind Program
122983: Nov 3, 1983
In response to a congressional request, testimony was given concerning the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Payment-In-Kind (PIK) Program for 1983. Since 1980, record harvests and decreased domestic and foreign demand have resulted in low commodity prices, decreased farm incomes, and a large buildup of Government-held food stocks. USDA increased its farm program payments fourfold between 1980 an...