Nutrition (11 - 20 of 31 items)
Fund Accountability: Procedures Used for Selected Benefit/Mandatory Spending Programs Are Adequate
AFMD-88-30: Published: Jan 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO surveyed entitlement programs at selected agencies to determine whether the agencies: (1) charged expended program funds to the appropriate fiscal year accounts; and (2) exceeded the amount authorized for their programs.GAO surveyed six agencies' programs and found that the Departments of Health and Human Services and Education: (1) maintained proper fun...
Food Stamp Program: Error Rate Adjustments and Sanctions
RCED-88-10: Published: Oct 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) procedures for adjusting states' Food Stamp Program error rates to account for uncompleted state quality control reviews.GAO found that: (1) adjustments for uncompleted case reviews were relatively small for 1984 and 1985; (2) only one state suffered an increased sanction because of an error-rate adjustment...
Food Stamp Program: Evaluation of Improper Denial or Termination Error Rates
RCED-88-12: Published: Oct 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the accuracy of Maryland's and Illinois's reporting of improper denial or termination error rates under the Food Stamp Program for fiscal year (FY) 1985.GAO found that: (1) Illinois and Maryland detected 40 and 15 percent, respectively, of the improper denials or terminations that it found; (2) projected error rates were 22.5 percent for Illinois a...
Food Stamp Program: Trends in Program Applications, Participation, and Denials
RCED-87-80BR: Published: Apr 2, 1987. Publicly Released: May 11, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on trends in the: (1) number of households applying for food stamp benefits; (2) number of applications approved and denied; (3) number of households participating in the Food Stamp Program; and (4) percentage of households experiencing improper denial or termination of food stamp benefits.GAO found that, from fiscal years (FY) 1983 through 1985...
Welfare Simplification: Thirty-Two States' Views on Coordinating Services for Low-Income Families
HRD-87-6FS: Published: Oct 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on states' responses to selected questions on the unification of human services programs to: (1) allow access to and use of benefits by all clients; (2) improve effectiveness of service delivery; and (3) achieve efficient use of human services resources.GAO found that, of the 32 states that responded to the questionnaire: (1) 31 would l...
Food Stamp Program: Restoration of Improperly Denied or Terminated Benefits
RCED-87-51: Published: Oct 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) how federal and state administrative practices affect the participation of persons eligible for Food Stamp Program benefits; and (2) a problem in Illinois' procedures relating to the restoration of food stamp benefits to persons whose benefits were improperly denied or terminated.GAO found that, although states are responsible for local adm...
Food Stamp Program: Statistical Validity of Agriculture's Payment Error-Rate Estimates
RCED-87-4: Published: Oct 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the quality control (QC) system that the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) used to set fiscal year (FY) 1984 error rates in Food Stamp Program benefit payments and to assess sanctions against states for their errors.GAO noted that FNS annually estimates each state's food stamp payment error rate in a two-step process, using statistically selected...
Community Services Block Grant Helps Address Local Social Service Needs
HRD-86-91: Published: May 7, 1986. Publicly Released: May 7, 1986.
GAO obtained information pertaining to reauthorization of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), specifically: (1) how states use CSBG funds and whether CSBG-supported services duplicate other local social service programs; (2) what role CSBG funds have in local service providers' operations; (3) what impact terminating CSBG might have on the services that local agencies provide; and (4) state...
Community Services Block Grant
129569: Mar 20, 1986
Testimony was given concerning 16 community action agencies' (CAA) use of Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds. GAO found that: (1) 11 out of the 16 agencies used 70 percent or more of their 1985 CSBG funds to deliver emergency, shelter, and nutrition services to the poor; (2) private nonprofit agencies used a greater proportion of their CSBG funds for administrative costs; and (3) two of t...
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...