Program evaluation (111 - 120 of 245 items)
Department of Labor: Further Strategic Planning and Data Quality Refinements Would Assist in Oversight
T-HEHS-98-249: Published: Sep 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Labor's progress in (1): meeting its strategic planning responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993; and (2) addressing some of the problems with its performance data that GAO identified in its audit work.GAO noted that: (1) Labor has significantly improved the strategic plan it originally submitted...
Healthy Start: Preliminary Results From National Evaluation Are Not Conclusive
HEHS-98-167: Published: Jun 15, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the preliminary results of a national evaluation of the Healthy Start program, focusing on: (1) the plan for national evaluation; (2) what Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.'s (MPR) preliminary evaluation results indicate; and (3) what is expected from the final evaluation.GAO noted that: (1) MPR's preliminary reports from the national evaluation of...
Welfare Reform: Effects of Changes Made to the Summer Food Service Program
T-RCED-98-120: Published: Mar 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the changes made to the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Summer Food Service Program, focusing on the: (1) effects these changes had on the number of sponsors and children participating in the program in 1997; and (2) potential effect of the reduced subsidies for the future.GAO noted that: (1) the reduction in federal subsidies for sponsors di...
Welfare Reform: HHS' Progress in Implementing Its Responsibilities
HEHS-98-44: Published: Feb 2, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) implementation of the mandates resulting from the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, focusing on the: (1) extent to which HHS reduced its full-time equivalent (FTE) staff levels to the levels prescribed by the law; (2) clarity, timeliness, and usefulness of HHS...
Child Welfare: States' Progress in Implementing Family Preservation and Support Services
HEHS-97-34: Published: Feb 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of states' use of funds for family preservation and support (FPS) services, focusing on: (1) the nature and extent of states' use of federal funds for new and expanded FPS services; and (2) states' plans to assess the impact of these services on children and their families and impacts identified to date.GAO found that: (1) all states rep...
National Service Programs: AmeriCorps*USA--First Year Experience and Recent Program Initiatives
T-HEHS-96-146: Published: May 21, 1996. Publicly Released: May 21, 1996.
GAO discussed the Corporation for National and Community Service's AmeriCorps*USA service program. GAO noted that: (1) for program year 1994 to 1995, the Corporation provided almost $149 million for grantee projects; (2) about 69 percent of matching project contributions came from public sources; (3) total resources available per participant, exclusive of private in-kind contributions, averaged $2...
National Service Programs: AmeriCorps*USA--Early Program Resource and Benefit Information
T-HEHS-96-14: Published: Oct 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1995.
GAO discussed the resources available for the Corporation for National and Community Services' AmeriCorps*USA program. GAO noted that: (1) for program year 1994 through 1995, over one-third of the total available resources for AmeriCorps*USA programs came from other federal agencies, state and local governments, and private sector contributors; (2) the public sector provided about 88 percent of th...
Welfare to Work: State Programs Have Tested Some of the Proposed Reforms
PEMD-95-26: Published: Jul 14, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the evaluations of numerous state welfare-to-work experiments completed since 1988, focusing on: (1) how these experiments resemble current welfare reforms; and (2) the approaches that have been effective in increasing employment and earnings or reducing benefits among welfare clients.GAO found that: (1) state welfare-to-work experiments and curren...
Child Support Enforcement: Federal Efforts Have Not Kept Pace With Expanding Program
T-HEHS-94-209: Published: Jul 20, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Office of Child Support Enforcement's (OCSE) responsibilities in the child support enforcement (CSE) program, focusing on: (1) whether federal audit activities help states improve their CSE programs; (2) whether changes in state and local programs will enhance child support collections; and (3) how proposed welfare reform and recent federal le...
Residential Care: Some High-Risk Youth Benefit, But More Study Needed
HEHS-94-56: Published: Jan 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed residential care programs that provide comprehensive long-term help for at-risk youths, focusing on: (1) whether residential care programs effectively prepare youths to lead self-sufficient, productive lives; and (2) the key program characteristics necessary for mitigating high-risk behaviors in young people.GAO found that: (1) the effectiveness of...