ERIC Number: ED221314
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-23
Reference Count: N/A
Oversight on Community Services Administration, Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment, and Adoption Opportunities, and Native American Programs Act. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Aging, Family and Human Services of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. United States Senate, Ninety-Seventh Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
Oversight hearings were conducted on April 23, 1981 in reference to social service block grants for the Community Services Administration, child abuse prevention and treatment and adoption programs, and Native American Programs Act. Testimonies for support of block grants advocated ability of States to decide how program resources can best be distributed to meet needs of the citizens; alleviation of double reimbursement in community action agencies; and flexibility and opportunity to design programs to fit local needs. Testimonies of opposition were concerned that State level priorities for funding would eliminate community action agencies, national programs dealing with national problems (poverty, migrant workers, the handicapped, and the elderly), and adoption centers and child abuse and prevention. The National Congress of American Indians and Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions urged reauthorization of the Administration for Native Americans and consideration by the Division of Human Services of fiscal flexibility to support innovative programs for senior citizens, Indian welfare, and tribal self-determination and self-sufficiency. (ERB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.