Disadvantaged persons (81 - 90 of 110 items)
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance: HHS Has Not Assured State Compliance With Administrative Cost Restrictions
HRD-91-15: Published: Nov 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1990.
GAO examined Georgia community action agencies' (CAA) use of federal funds to pay for costs of administering the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).GAO found that: (1) Georgia's Department of Human Resources reported that CAA administrative costs for LIHEAP usually exceeded the 10-percent cap; (2) Georgia did not have procedures in pla...
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance: A Program Overview
HRD-91-1BR: Published: Oct 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), a state-administered program funded by the Family Support Administration's Office of Energy Assistance.GAO found that: (1) LIHEAP was the most prominent of several energy assistance programs for the poor; (2) since 1970, federal government energy assistance for the poor has evol...
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance: Legislative Changes Could Result in Better Program Management
HRD-90-165: Published: Sep 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed block grant funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), focusing on possible congressional action to help the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the states better manage LIHEAP.GAO found that: (1) states could not efficiently plan their heating programs, since they did not know how much HHS planned to allocate...
Home Visiting: A Promising Early Intervention Service Delivery Strategy
T-HRD-91-2: Published: Oct 2, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1990.
GAO discussed home visiting as a way to deliver preventive health and social services to women and their families. GAO noted that: (1) home visiting was a promising strategy for improving birth outcomes, preventing child mistreatment, and improving child health and development; (2) home visiting could be particularly useful for women at risk of poor outcomes, such as teenage mothers, substance-abu...
The Urban Underclass: Disturbing Problems Demanding Attention
HRD-90-52: Published: Sep 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1990.
GAO assessed the development of the urban underclass in the United States.GAO found that: (1) the urban underclass comprised a relatively small percentage of the population, with estimates ranging from less than 2 million, based on the number of able-bodied persistently poor in urban areas, to 5.6 million based on census tracts with high concentrations of disadvantaged families; (2) between 1970 a...
Food Stamp Program: Alternative Definitions of a Household for Food Stamp Eligibility
RCED-90-137: Published: Aug 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Food Stamp Program, focusing on: (1) how the household definition evolved into its current form; (2) whether the current household definition contributes to homelessness; and (3) alternative household definitions for food stamp eligibility.GAO found that: (1) in 1971, a food stamp household was defined based on household members...
Home Visiting: A Promising Early Intervention Strategy for At-Risk Families
HRD-90-83: Published: Jul 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed home visiting, focusing on: (1) the nature and scope of home-visiting programs in the United States and Europe; (2) its effectiveness; (3) strategies critical to the design of programs that use home visiting; and (4) federal options in using home visiting.GAO found that: (1) some programs using home visiting improved the health and well being of fa...
Views on Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program and Commodities for Soup Kitchens
T-RCED-90-69: Published: Apr 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1990.
GAO discussed the effectiveness of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and a new program to provide commodities to soup kitchens or food banks. GAO found that: (1) commodities distributors said that despite a startup delay in fiscal year 1989, mandatory purchase requirements seemed to work effectively; (2) no delays occurred in 1990; (3) despi...
We Really Must Reach Out: An Interview With Marian Wright Edelman
142370: Jan 1, 1990
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 10, Fall 1990, presents an interview with the president of a national advocacy organization for children, focusing on: (1) the federal government's responsibility to invest in the education, employment, and health needs of children and families; (2) the effects of federal programs serving children and their families; (3) the impact of the federa...
Welfare Reform: Alabama's Demonstration Project
HRD-89-129BR: Published: Aug 17, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about Alabama's proposed Avenues to Self-Sufficiency through Employment and Training Services (ASSETS), a welfare reform demonstration project intended to: (1) simplify and consolidate the administration of federal welfare programs; and (2) provide recipients with greater incentive and ability to succeed in society.GAO found that Alabam...