Public assistance programs (31 - 40 of 98 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...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Readiness of State Automated Systems to Support Federal Welfare Programs
AIMD-99-28: Published: Nov 6, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the year 2000 status of the state and local automated systems used in federal welfare programs, focusing on: (1) the reported status of systems used in Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children, food stamps, child support enforcement, child care, and child welfare programs,...
Social Service Privatization: Expansion Poses Challenges in Ensuring Accountability for Program Results
HEHS-98-6: Published: Oct 20, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined issues related to social service privatization, focusing on the: (1) recent history of state and local government efforts to privatize federally funded social services; (2) key issues surrounding state and local privatized social services; and (3) federal policy implications of state and local social service privatization.GAO found that: (1) since...
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...
Child Support Enforcement: Families Could Benefit From Stronger Enforcement Program
HEHS-95-24: Published: Dec 27, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the national child support enforcement (CSE) program, focusing on: (1) whether the federal government has essential management tools in place to fulfill the program's mission; (2) how well the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) has fulfilled its role in fostering the development of state CSE programs; (3) state efforts to overcome barriers...
Foster Care: Parental Drug Abuse Has Alarming Impact on Young Children
HEHS-94-89: Published: Apr 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed foster care, focusing on the sizes and characteristics of the populations of young foster children in 1986 and 1991.GAO found that: (1) the 1991 population of young foster children was much larger than the 1986 population and its rate of increase was twice the rate for the general foster care population and over 5 times the rate for the population...
Older Americans Act: The National Eldercare Campaign
PEMD-94-7: Published: Feb 23, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Administration on Aging's (AoA) National Eldercare Campaign, focusing on: (1) AoA progress in implementing the Campaign; and (2) how the Campaign has affected the Aging Network.GAO found that: (1) the National Eldercare Campaign's goals are to build coalitions among eldercare organizations to foster a nationwide commitment to action, raise publ...
Breastfeeding: WIC's Efforts to Promote Breastfeeding Have Increased
HRD-94-13: Published: Dec 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent that the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) promotes breastfeeding, focusing on: (1) how promotional funds for breastfeeding are spent and what WIC is doing to promote breastfeeding; (2) whether breastfeeding promotion is an integral part of local WIC services; (3)...
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...
Integrating Human Services: Linking At-Risk Families With Services More Successful Than System Reform Efforts
HRD-92-108: Published: Sep 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal, state, and local government approaches to integrating the delivery of health, educational, and other social services to at-risk families, focusing on: (1) barriers in the design and implementation of the various approaches; and (2) policy options for future federal initiatives.GAO found that: (1) service-oriented delivery systems attempt t...