Program management (21 - 30 of 40 items)
Welfare Simplification: States' Views on Coordinating Services for Low-Income Families
HRD-87-110FS: Published: Jul 29, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO summarized states' responses to selected questions on efforts to integrate services under six human resources programs which provide benefits to low-income families.GAO found that: (1) 23 states have integrated all their service delivery units for the Food Stamp, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, and Medicaid programs; (2) 48 states would like to...
Low Income Energy Assistance: State Responses to 1984 Amendments
HRD-86-92: Published: May 16, 1986. Publicly Released: May 16, 1986.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated states' use of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEA) Block Grant, focusing on the effects of: (1) 1984 amendments to the block grant legislation; (2) budget reductions that the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act requires; and (3) a $2.1-billion oil overcharge settlement.The 1984 amendments: (1) changed the fund allocation...
General Accounting Office's Overview of the Food Stamp Program
126718: Apr 17, 1985
GAO discussed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Stamp Program's integrity and administration. Program errors continue to cause about $1 billion in overpayments to households that have been declared ineligible or that have received more than they are entitled to. Congress made changes in the program to encourage and facilitate program improvement, although some concerns still remain, incl...
Overview and Perspectives on the Food Stamp Program
RCED-85-109: Published: Apr 17, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1985.
GAO reviewed five major Food Stamp Program issues, including: (1) program accountability and integrity; (2) program simplification; (3) nutritional adequacy of the program; (4) the interrelationship of the program with other food assistance programs; and (5) program coverage and eligibility requirements.GAO found that program errors continued to sap program resources causing about $1 billion in ov...
Better Federal Program Administration Can Contribute to Improving State Foster Care Programs
HRD-84-2: Published: Aug 10, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation, by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and selected states, of the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act to determine the guidance which HHS has given to the states and how HHS has determined whether states have complied with the act's requirements.During the initial year of implementation, much confusion ex...
States Fund an Expanded Range of Activities Under Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Block Grant
HRD-84-64: Published: Jun 27, 1984. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation and the program effects of the block grants created by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981. The report focused on the status of the low-income home energy assistance (LIHEA) block grant in 13 states.GAO found that the LIHEA block grant expanded states' flexibility and authority and permitted funds to be used for a br...
Observations on the National School Lunch Program's Assessment, Improvement, and Monitoring System
124037: Sep 7, 1983
GAO conducted a survey to obtain information on the operation of the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) Assessment, Improvement, and Monitoring System (AIMS), which it implemented under interim regulations which established four standards to improve the management of the National School Lunch Program and ensure correct claims for federal program reimbursement. These standards provide that: (1) app...
Small Percentage of Military Families Eligible for Food Stamps
FPCD-83-25: Published: Apr 19, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1983.
GAO determined whether the reportedly large percentage of military families eligible for food stamps actually met the benefits criteria, and it reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) program administrative practices.GAO found that only a small percentage of military families are eligible to receive food stamps and most of those families qualify only because their government-furnished hous...
Processing Applications for Food Stamps: How Long Does It Take?
RED-76-74: Published: Feb 27, 1976. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Insights Gained in Workfare Demonstration Projects
CED-81-117: Published: Jul 31, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1981.
The Food Stamp Act of 1977 requires that the workfare concept, in which food stamp recipients will be required to work on public service jobs for the value of their food stamp benefits, be tested in 14 pilot projects. GAO reviewed the first year's operation of the Food Stamp Workfare Demonstration, focusing on the operating results of seven demonstration sites, problems in measuring workfare benef...