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Summary of Proposals to Address Income Eligibility Requirement for Federal Foster Care Reimbursement
GAO-13-323R: Published: Mar 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 2013.
Twelve of the 14 proposals we identified would eliminate means testing altogether as a requirement for states to receive federal funding to help pay for the costs associated with supporting children in foster care. Two other proposals would link means testing to a different benchmark. Half of the proposals would mitigate a potential increase in federal costs due to the elimination of means testing...
Residential Facilities: State and Federal Oversight Gaps May Increase Risk to Youth Well-Being
GAO-08-696T: Published: Apr 24, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 2008.
Nationwide, federal funding to states supported more than 200,000 youth in facilities seeking help for behavioral or emotional challenges in 2004. Recent federal reviews and investigations highlighted maltreatment in some facilities, resulting in hospitalizations and deaths. This testimony discusses (1) what is known about incidents that adversely affect youth well-being in residential facilities,...
Low-Income and Minority Serving Institutions: Education Has Taken Steps to Improve Monitoring and Assistance, but Further Progress Is Needed
GAO-07-926T: Published: Jun 4, 2007. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 2007.
Institutions that may receive funding under Titles III and V include Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Alaska Native Serving Institutions, Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions, and other postsecondary institutions that serve low-income students. In fiscal year 2006, these programs provided $448 million in funding for over 500 gran...
Low-Income and Minority Serving Institutions: Department of Education Could Improve Its Monitoring and Assistance
GAO-04-961: Published: Sep 21, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 2004.
Congress has expanded the number of low-income and minority serving institutions eligible for grants under Titles III and V of the Higher Education Act and nearly doubled funding for these grants in the last 5 years to about $432 million in fiscal year 2004. Institutions eligible for funding under Titles III and V include Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges, Hispanic Serv...
Child Care: Use of Standards to Ensure High Quality Care
HEHS-98-223R: Published: Jul 31, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the use of standards to assure high quality child care, focusing on: (1) the key child care standards for centers that are critical in helping ensure high quality child care; (2) the extent to which states incorporate these standards into their own standards; and (3) other important issues that relate to child care standards and their effect on qu...
Older Americans Act: Funding Formula Could Better Reflect State Needs
HEHS-94-41: Published: May 12, 1994. Publicly Released: May 12, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the interstate funding formula of the Older Americans Act (OAA) of 1965, focusing on: (1) whether equity standards are appropriate in evaluating the allocation of title III assistance among states; (2) alternative formulas to distribute title III funds more equitably among the states; (3) how implementing each of the alternatives would redistribute...