State-administered programs (81 - 90 of 394 items)
Title III, Older Americans Act: Administration on Aging Funding Method Underfunds High-Elderly-Growth States
HEHS-00-107: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Administration on Aging's (AOA) method for distributing Older Americans Act title III grants, focusing on the: (1) extent to which AOA's distribution of funding differs from the distribution that would take place if funds were allocated according to the statute; and (2) effect of AOA's funding distribution method on states with more rapidly gro...
Welfare Reform: Work-Site-Based Activities Can Play an Important Role in TANF Programs
HEHS-00-122: Published: Jul 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) work-site programs, focusing on: (1) the key characteristics of work-site activities states and localities are using in their TANF programs; (2) the key challenges to implementing and administering work-site activities and some of the ways that states and localities have addressed these challenges; and...
Food Stamp Program: Data on Assistance for the Elderly
RCED-00-223R: Published: Jun 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Food Stamp Program and its state activities to increase older Americans' participation and the number of elderly food stamp participants in each state.GAO noted: (1) states' activities to encourage elderly participation in the Food Stamp Program; (2) states' actions, during the last 3 years, to implement suggestions by the Food a...
Child Welfare: New Financing and Service Strategies Hold Promise, but Effects Unknown
T-HEHS-00-158: Published: Jul 20, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the progress made by states and localities as they develop new financing, service-delivery, and accountability strategies for child welfare programs, focusing on: (1) the financial and service-delivery changes states and localities have made in their managed care initiatives; (2) how they are measuring the initiatives' outcomes; and (3) what is kn...
Workforce Investment Act: Implementation Status and the Integration of TANF Services
T-HEHS-00-145: Published: Jun 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and the integration of services at one-stop centers provided under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant, focusing on: (1) the status of states' efforts to implement WIA and the extent to which TANF services are integrated into the new workforce investment system; (2) the challenges state...
Additional Information about the Scope and Limits of Sanction Data Provided in Recent GAO Report on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
HEHS-00-133R: Published: Jun 14, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO followed up on its previous report on the scope and limits of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program's 1998 sanction data, focusing on: (1) whether the number of full-family sanctions in an average month in 1998 can be annualized and used to determine the impact full-family sanctions had that year on caseload size; and (2) what constitut...
Foster Care: HHS Should Ensure That Juvenile Justice Placements Are Reviewed
HEHS-00-42: Published: Jun 9, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) approval of the Social Security Act's title IV-E reimbursements for foster care placements, focusing on: (1) the number of title IV-E foster care placements made by juvenile justice agencies in fiscal year (FY) 1998 and the amount of federal care funding expended for these placements...
Welfare Reform: State Sanction Policies and Number of Families Affected
HEHS-00-44: Published: Mar 31, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on state sanctions for families under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program who do not comply with the program's requirements, focusing on: (1) state sanction policies under TANF; (2) state procedures to reconcile noncompliance before imposing sanctions and state policies on families' right to appeal sanctions; (3)...
Food Stamp Program: Better Use of Electronic Data Could Result in Disqualifying More Recipients Who Traffic Benefits
RCED-00-61: Published: Mar 7, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the efforts of states and the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to reduce Food Stamp trafficking, focusing on the: (1) extent to which the states with statewide electronic benefit transfer (EBT) systems are identifying and disqualifying recipients who engage in trafficking; and (2) actions FNS has taken to encourage the states to identify and disqua...
Food Assistance: Financial Information on WIC Nutrition Services and Administrative Costs
RCED-00-66: Published: Mar 6, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on various costs aspects of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), focusing on the: (1) federal and nonfederal sources and amounts of funding and in-kind contributions received by state-level and local WIC agencies and Indian tribal organizations for WIC nutrition services and administration;...