ERIC Number: ED313149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Foster Care: Delayed Follow-Up of Noncomplying States May Reduce Incentive for Reform. United States General Accounting Office Report to the Commissioner of the Administration for Children, Youth and Families.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Program Evaluation and Methodology Div.
This brief report focuses on one issue discussed in the General Accounting Office's (GAO) review of the foster care reforms required for states' receipt of additional funds under the Child Welfare Services grants program: whether the Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (ACYF) is providing incentive funds only to those states that have instituted the reforms ACYF requires under section 427 of the Social Security Act. GAO found that ACYF has been diligent about recouping Child Welfare Services incentive funds once a state has been determined to be ineligible for these funds. Conversely, ACYF has been slow to review the performance of some states that have failed compliance reviews in previous years, resulting in payments of about 24.7 million dollars since 1984 to six states that may not have been eligible for those funds. Recommendations and ACYF comments are included in the text, along with an appended table of data on incentive funds paid to states after they failed their most recent compliance reviews. (RH)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Foster Care, Incentive Grants, State Programs
U.S. General Accounting Office, Post Office Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (first 5 copies free, additional copies $2.00 each, 25% discount on orders for 100 or more copies).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Program Evaluation and Methodology Div.