ERIC Number: ED088560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-13
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Some Problems in Contracting for Federally Assisted Child-Care Services. Report to the Congress by the Comptroller General of the United States.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Because federal expenditures for child care services provided under contract are increasing, the U.S. General Accounting Office reviewed federal and state administration of contracts for such services in California and Pennsylvania. Under title IV-A, states receive federal funds for child-care programs to help welfare families move from dependency to economic self-sufficiency. Findings of the study indicate that HEW needs an adequate reporting and control system to effectively administer the program. Contract weaknesses, questionable enrollee eligibility, low attendance, fiscal discrepancies, and problems relating to the local share of program costs have hampered program effectiveness and increased costs. Federal coordination is needed to overcome problems of operating multiple federal programs which provide similar services in the same geographic areas. Local coordination is required to ascertain community child care needs and provide the additional resources required to satisfy unmet needs. (CS)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Child Care, Community Coordination, Coordination, Cost Effectiveness, Day Care, Federal Aid, Federal State Relationship, Government Publications, Program Administration, Program Evaluation
U.S. General Accounting Office, Room 6417, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20548 (B-164031(3), $1.00, accompany order by a check or money order)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: California; Pennsylvania
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Social Security Act