Child care programs (21 - 30 of 50 items)
Welfare Reform: Three States' Approaches Show Promise of Increasing Work Participation
HEHS-97-80: Published: May 30, 1997. Publicly Released: May 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed states' experiences under waivers with increasing the participation of welfare recipients in work and work-related activities, focusing on: (1) the policies and programs states initiated under waivers to increase participation in work and work-related activities; and (2) whether states with statewide waivers achieved participation rates comparable...
Welfare Programs: Opportunities to Consolidate and Increase Program Efficiencies
HEHS-95-139: Published: May 31, 1995. Publicly Released: May 31, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed low-income families' participation in multiple welfare programs, focusing on: (1) program inefficiencies; and (2) issues to consider in consolidating welfare programs.GAO found that: (1) federal expenditures for the 80 welfare programs that provide assistance to low-income recipients totalled $223 billion in 1993; (2) many low-income families are e...
Family Child Care: Innovative Programs Promote Quality
T-HEHS-95-43: Published: Dec 9, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed several public and private initiatives to enhance the quality of family child care. GAO noted that: (1) there are 195 initiatives nationwide seeking to improve family child care; (2) most family child care programs are funded through a variety of public and private sources and many rely on funding from multiple sources; (3) many organizations spon...
Child Care: Current System Could Undermine Goals of Welfare Reform
T-HEHS-94-238: Published: Sep 20, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1994.
GAO discussed child care subsidies for low-income families, focusing on: (1) the effect of child care subsidy rates on the employment of low-income women; and (2) how well current child care subsidy programs are working for low-income families. GAO noted that: (1) child care subsidies can dramatically affect whether low-income women work; (2) despite significant funding from subsidy programs, only...
Child Care: Working Poor and Welfare Recipients Face Service Gaps
HEHS-94-87: Published: May 13, 1994. Publicly Released: May 13, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed states' implementation of the Child Care Development Block Grant, focusing on: (1) how states are integrating the child care block grant program with the three other federal child care programs for low-income families; and (2) gaps in the delivery of child care services to low-income families that could impede their achieving economic self-sufficie...
Food Assistance: USDA's Multiprogram Approach
RCED-94-33: Published: Nov 24, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Agriculture's food assistance programs, focusing on: (1) the strengths and weaknesses of the current multiprogram approach; and (2) alternative approaches for delivering food assistance.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year 1992, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and state agencies jointly operated 14 programs that...
Food Assistance: Schools That Left the National School Lunch Program
RCED-94-36BR: Published: Dec 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), focusing on the: (1) number of schools that withdrew from the program; (2) characteristics of the schools that withdrew from NSLP; (3) reasons why schools withdrew from NSLP; and (4) lunch services offered at the schools after they withdrew from NSLP.GAO found that: (1) only a few schools withdrew from NSLP...
Food Assistance: Information on Meal Costs in the National School Lunch Program
RCED-94-32BR: Published: Dec 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the costs of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), focusing on the: (1) Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) study on the cost of meals; (2) ability of school food authorities to produce meals at or below the reimbursement rate for free meals; (3) differences in meal production costs among regions; and (4) appropriateness of the index FNS uses to...
Foster Care: Services to Prevent Out-of-Home Placements Are Limited by Funding Barriers
HRD-93-76: Published: Jun 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed foster care and family preservation services, focusing on the: (1) statutory and funding barriers states face in delivering appropriate services; (2) strategies states use to cope with those barriers; and (3) conditions under which foster care and family preservation services are most appropriate or successful.GAO found that: (1) various funding ba...
Welfare to Work: Implementation and Evaluation of Transitional Benefits Need HHS Action
HRD-92-118: Published: Sep 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on state implementation of transitional benefits, focusing on: (1) the proportion of eligible families receiving transitional child care (TCC) or transitional Medicaid benefits; (2) the reasons for variations among states; (2) state efforts to track the rates at which families return to the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)...