Disadvantaged persons (101 - 110 of 265 items)
Welfare Reform: States Are Restructuring Programs to Reduce Welfare Dependence
HEHS-98-109: Published: Jun 18, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed states' implementation of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant, focusing on: (1) states' efforts to require and encourage welfare recipients and potential recipients to assume greater personal responsibility; (2) how states are providing services to support the objectives of TANF; and (3) early reported data to assess stat...
Welfare Reform: Transportation's Role in Moving From Welfare to Work
RCED-98-161: Published: May 29, 1998. Publicly Released: May 29, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) whether current studies and research demonstrate the importance of transportation services in implementing welfare reform; (2) the preliminary results of the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) current welfare-to-work programs and the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Bridges to Work program; and (3) how an Access to Jobs...
Child Care: States' Efforts to Expand Programs Under Welfare Reform
T-HEHS-98-148: Published: Apr 22, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1998.
GAO discussed how child care programs are changing at the state level through the revisions in the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, focusing on: (1) how much federal and state funds states are spending on child care subsidy programs and how they are allocating these resources; (2) how states are trying to increase the supply of child care to meet the project...
Child Care: Federal Funding for Fiscal Year 1997
HEHS-98-70R: Published: Jan 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how much money the federal government is spending on child care and for whom, focusing on the: (1) amount of federal funding for key child care programs for fiscal year (FY) 1997; (2) number of children served under these programs; and (3) programs' eligible populations.GAO noted that: (1) in FY 1997, approximately $13.8 billion in federal funds wa...
Welfare Reform: States' Efforts to Expand Child Care Programs
HEHS-98-27: Published: Jan 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed states' implementation of child care subsidy programs, focusing on: (1) how much federal and state funding is being spent on child care subsidy programs and how they are allocating these resources among welfare families, families making the transition from welfare to work, and working poor families; (2) how states are trying to increase the supply...
Welfare Reform: State and Local Responses to Restricting Food Stamp Benefits
RCED-98-41: Published: Dec 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 20, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the impact of welfare reform on the Food Stamp Program, focusing on: (1) the actions, if any, that states have taken to assist those individuals who lose eligibility for the Food Stamp Program; and (2) related actions, if any, taken by other organizations in selected localities--local governments and nonprofit organizations--to assist those individ...
Social Security Disability Insurance: Multiple Factors Affect Beneficiaries' Ability to Return to Work
HEHS-98-39: Published: Jan 12, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) program, focusing on: (1) the self-reported health and functional status of DI beneficiaries who work while still on the rolls; (2) the occupations, earnings, and benefits of working beneficiaries; (3) factors that working beneficiaries believe were helpful in becoming employed; and (4) working benefici...
At-Risk and Delinquent Youth: Multiple Programs Lack Coordinated Federal Effort
T-HEHS-98-38: Published: Nov 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1997.
GAO discussed its work on federal programs that serve at-risk and delinquent youth, focusing on: (1) who administers federal programs serving at-risk and delinquent youth; (2) how much money is spent on these programs; and (3) what is known about their effectiveness.GAO noted that: (1) multiple federal departments and agencies spend billions of dollars funding a wide variety of programs serving at...
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...
Medicaid: Projected Cost of Expanding Coverage for Children
HEHS-97-170R: Published: Jul 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the number of additional children who would be covered under an expanded Medicaid program and Medicaid spending per child on a state-by-state basis.GAO noted that: (1) there are 32.3 million children under age 18 living in families with incomes below 300 percent of the federal poverty level and currently not enrolled in Medicaid; (2)...