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Minority Participation in Administration on Aging Programs
T-PEMD-91-1: Published: Mar 15, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1991.
GAO discussed the Administration on Aging's (AOA) methodology for collecting data on minority participation, and its data collection methods employed in two other client tracking systems. GAO noted that: (1) the data collection instrument focused on participation in generic service categories instead of program participation; (2) AOA definitions of services lacked specificity and placed the burden...
Computer Matching Act: Many States Did Not Comply With 30-Day Notice or Data-Verification Provisions
HRD-91-39: Published: Feb 8, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated states' implementation of provisions of the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act (CMPPA) of 1988, focusing on CMPPA notice and data verification provisions for three state-administered welfare programs.GAO found that: (1) as of June 1990, more than half of the states had implemented the CMPPA 30-day notice for denial or termination of bene...
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance: States Cushioned Funding Cuts but Also Scaled Back Program Benefits
HRD-91-13: Published: Jan 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed states' use of funds from the Department of Health and Human Services' Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), focusing on states': (1) response to LIHEAP funding cuts since 1986; and (2) compliance with such key program requirements as conducting outreach activities, targeting assistance, and establishing fiscal control procedures.GA...
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...
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...
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...
Puerto Rico: Background Information on Applicable Federal Legislation, Its Governmental Structure, and Its Finances
T-HRD-90-7: Published: Nov 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1989.
GAO discussed Puerto Rico's relationship with the federal government, focusing on social programs and tax laws, and Puerto Rico's government structure compared to the 50 states, as a background for political status deliberations. GAO noted that: (1) federal spending totals about 30 percent of Puerto Rico's gross national product; (2) islanders and U.S. corporations conducting business in Puerto Ri...
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...