State-administered programs (41 - 50 of 394 items)
September 11: Monitoring of World Trade Center Health Effects Has Progressed, but Not for Federal Responders
GAO-05-1020T: Published: Sep 10, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 2005.
After the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center (WTC), nearly 3,000 people died and an estimated 250,000 to 400,000 people who lived, worked, or attended school in the vicinity were affected. An estimated 40,000 people who responded to the disaster--including New York City Fire Department (FDNY) personnel and other government and private-sector workers and volunteers--were exposed to numerous phys...
Welfare Reform: HHS Should Exercise Oversight to Help Ensure TANF Work Participation Is Measured Consistently across States
GAO-05-821: Published: Aug 19, 2005. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 2005.
The debate over reauthorization of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant has focused on work requirements and brought attention to the measure of TANF work participation. The measure is used to assess states' performance and determine whether a state is subject to penalty for not meeting TANF work requirements. The 2003 work participation rates ranged from 9 to 88 percent...
Child Care: Additional Information Is Needed on Working Families Receiving Subsidies
GAO-05-667: Published: Jun 29, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 2005.
Since the Congress enacted welfare reform legislation in 1996, child care assistance has served as a key support for work efforts among low-income families. Researchers have found that reliable, high-quality child care is critical to sustaining parents' ability to work, while safeguarding their children's health and intellectual development. States have flexibility in determining which low-income...
Administrative Expenditures and Federal Matching Rates of Selected Support Programs
GAO-05-839R: Published: Jun 30, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2005.
The federal government spends billions of dollars annually for programs that help low-income families and other individuals. A significant portion of these funds cover administrative costs rather than direct benefits and services. To provide information on how these administrative costs compare across programs and the federal government's role in funding these programs' administrative costs, we ex...
Unemployment Insurance: Better Data Needed to Assess Reemployment Services to Claimants
GAO-05-413: Published: Jun 24, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 2005.
With unemployed workers at a greater risk of long-term unemployment than in the past, it is increasingly important to quickly connect Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants with reemployment activities. However, the shift to remote claims filing in many states has raised concerns about maintaining a connection between the UI program and reemployment services. This report examines (1) the extent to...
Unemployment Insurance: Information on Benefit Receipt
GAO-05-291: Published: Mar 17, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2005.
The Unemployment Insurance (UI) program, administered by the U.S. Department of Labor in partnership with states, plays a critical role in ensuring the financial security of America's workforce. Established in 1935, UI serves two primary objectives: (1) to temporarily replace a portion of earnings for workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own and (2) to help stabilize the economy...
Foster Youth: HHS Actions Could Improve Coordination of Services and Monitoring of States' Independent Living Programs
GAO-05-25: Published: Nov 18, 2004. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 2004.
To improve outcomes for youth leaving foster care, Congress passed the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 (FCIA), which increased the allocation of federal funds for independent living programs from $70 million to $140 million. This report reviews (1) how states' funding allocations changed to serve youth after FCIA, (2) the extent to which states have expanded services and age groups of foster...
Food Stamp Farm Bill Options: Local Survey Results, an E-supplement to GAO-04-916
GAO-04-1059SP: Published: Sep 16, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 2004.
This document is a companion product to GAO-04-916. This document presents the results of GAO's surveys of local food stamp office supervisors. The purpose of the surveys was to determine the views of local food stamp supervisors on whether implementation of the options had achieved expected results. We developed eight surveys, one for each of the Farm Bill options, to obtain this information. We...
Survey of State Food Stamp Program Administrators, an E-supplement to GAO-04-916
GAO-04-1058SP: Published: Sep 16, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 2004.
This document is a companion product to GAO-04-916. This document presents selected results of GAO's Web-based survey of food stamp administrators in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. We conducted this survey to learn about state-level use of the food stamp options made available under the Farm Bill. For each of the eight Farm Bill options, we asked state officials to provide information...
Food Stamp Program: Farm Bill Options Ease Administrative Burden, but Opportunities Exist to Streamline Participant Reporting Rules among Programs
GAO-04-916: Published: Sep 16, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 2004.
Many individuals familiar with the Food Stamp Program view its rules as unnecessarily complex, creating an administrative burden for participants and caseworkers. In addition many participants receive benefits from other programs that have different program rules, adding to the complexity of accurately determining program benefits and eligibility. The 2002 Farm Bill introduced new options to help...