state relations (51 - 60 of 69 items)
The Administration on Aging: Harmonizing Growing Demands and Shrinking Resources
T-PEMD-91-9: Published: Jun 12, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1991.
GAO discussed the Administration on Aging's (AOA) programs and services, focusing on: (1) the match between its missions and resources; (2) how AOA provides technical assistance and oversight to state units on aging; and (3) whether AOA technical assistance met the needs of state units on aging. GAO noted that: (1) the AOA mission has grown without a commensurate growth in resources; (2) appropria...
Food Assistance: Readmitting Private Nonprofit Sponsors into the Summer Food Service Program
RCED-91-82: Published: May 23, 1991. Publicly Released: May 23, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed legislative provisions readmitting private sponsor participation in the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Summer Food Service Program, focusing on: (1) the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) and state agencies' compliance with the legislative requirements; (2) private sponsors' program participation and compliance; and (3) issues that could presen...
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance: States Cushioned Funding Cuts but Also Scaled Back Program Benefits
HRD-91-13: Published: Jan 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed states' use of funds from the Department of Health and Human Services' Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), focusing on states': (1) response to LIHEAP funding cuts since 1986; and (2) compliance with such key program requirements as conducting outreach activities, targeting assistance, and establishing fiscal control procedures.GA...
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance: HHS Has Not Assured State Compliance With Administrative Cost Restrictions
HRD-91-15: Published: Nov 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1990.
GAO examined Georgia community action agencies' (CAA) use of federal funds to pay for costs of administering the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).GAO found that: (1) Georgia's Department of Human Resources reported that CAA administrative costs for LIHEAP usually exceeded the 10-percent cap; (2) Georgia did not have procedures in pla...
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance: A Program Overview
HRD-91-1BR: Published: Oct 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), a state-administered program funded by the Family Support Administration's Office of Energy Assistance.GAO found that: (1) LIHEAP was the most prominent of several energy assistance programs for the poor; (2) since 1970, federal government energy assistance for the poor has evol...
Older Americans Act: Administration on Aging Does Not Approve Intrastate Funding Formulas
HRD-90-85: Published: Jun 8, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed states' Older Americans Act intrastate funding formulas to identify: (1) factors states use to distribute funds; (2) state formulas that include a specific factor that directs funds to areas with high minority populations; (3) formulas that include discriminatory factors; (4) recent state funding formula provisions; and (5) the extent to which the...
Views on Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program and Commodities for Soup Kitchens
T-RCED-90-69: Published: Apr 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1990.
GAO discussed the effectiveness of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and a new program to provide commodities to soup kitchens or food banks. GAO found that: (1) commodities distributors said that despite a startup delay in fiscal year 1989, mandatory purchase requirements seemed to work effectively; (2) no delays occurred in 1990; (3) despi...
Child Care: Government Funding Sources, Coordination, and Service Availability
HRD-90-26BR: Published: Oct 13, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed government funding for child care, funding coordination, and child care availability, focusing on child care in Michigan and Ohio on a statewide basis and in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and Washtenaw County, Michigan, on a county-wide basis.GAO found that: (1) federal funding for child care exceeded $6.6 billion for fiscal year 1988, with services provi...
Welfare Reform: Alabama's Demonstration Project
HRD-89-129BR: Published: Aug 17, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about Alabama's proposed Avenues to Self-Sufficiency through Employment and Training Services (ASSETS), a welfare reform demonstration project intended to: (1) simplify and consolidate the administration of federal welfare programs; and (2) provide recipients with greater incentive and ability to succeed in society.GAO found that Alabam...
Low-Income Energy Assistance: State Responses to Funding Reductions
HRD-88-92BR: Published: Apr 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Health and Human Service's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in 13 states, focusing on: (1) the availability and use of oil overcharge funds; (2) federal allotments to LIHEAP, total LIHEAP funding, and funding projections; (3) the effects of LIHEAP funding cuts; and (4) the states' and interest grou...