Child care programs (21 - 30 of 50 items)
Welfare Reform: Monitoring Required State Spending Levels
HEHS-99-20R: Published: Nov 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) proposed requirement mandating that states maintain their spending for needy families at a specified level in order to receive their full Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant, focusing on whether: (1) the proposed regulations' guidance on which expenditures coun...
Welfare Reform: HHS' Progress in Implementing Its Responsibilities
HEHS-98-44: Published: Feb 2, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) implementation of the mandates resulting from the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, focusing on the: (1) extent to which HHS reduced its full-time equivalent (FTE) staff levels to the levels prescribed by the law; (2) clarity, timeliness, and usefulness of HHS...
Child Protective Services: Complex Challenges Require New Strategies
HEHS-97-115: Published: Jul 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the challenges facing child protective services (CPS) in protecting children, focusing on: (1) problems confronting CPS units that affect the system's capacity to protect children from abuse and neglect; (2) state and local responses to these problems; and (3) opportunities for the federal government to assist in improving the system's capacity to...
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 to Work: Child Care Assistance Limited; Welfare Reform May Expand Needs
HEHS-95-220: Published: Sep 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1995.
GAO examined the extent to which the child care needs of welfare recipients in the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS) program are currently being met, focusing on: (1) whether any barriers exist to meeting JOBS participants' child care needs; (2) the effects of child care subsidies on former welfare recipients' move toward self- sufficiency; and (3) the potential implications of we...
Child Welfare: Opportunities to Further Enhance Family Preservation and Support Activities
HEHS-95-112: Published: Jun 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal and state efforts to implement the family preservation and support (FPS) provisions of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993.GAO found that: (1) although reliance on foster care decreased in the early 1980s, the incidence of poverty, substance abuse, and child abuse and neglect began to rise by the mid-1980s; (2) states focused on s...
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...
Foster Care: Federal Policy on Title IV-E Share of Training Costs
HRD-94-7: Published: Nov 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the availability and use of federal funds for training child welfare workers, focusing on: (1) the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) policy that foster care training costs be allocated proportionately between the title IV-E program and other programs; (2) adherence to the HHS cost-sharing policy; (3) the effect of cost sharing on states...
Foster Care: State Agencies Other Than Child Welfare Can Access Title IV-E Funds
HRD-93-6: Published: Feb 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined: (1) whether federal statutes permit federal reimbursement for foster care placements by state juvenile justice and mental health agencies; (2) which states are claiming reimbursement for juvenile justice and mental health agency placements and the amounts claimed during 1991; and (3) what barriers states encounter in trying to claim reimbursemen...
Child Care: States Face Difficulties Enforcing Standards and Promoting Quality
HRD-93-13: Published: Nov 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on states' efforts to ensure and promote quality child care through enforcement of state standards, focusing on: (1) state-sponsored activities to ensure that providers meet state child care standards; (2) states' problems in conducting these activities; and (3) how the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 (CCDBG) affects...