ERIC Number: ED316590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Up from Dependency: A New National Public Assistance Strategy. Supplement 1: The National Public Assistance System. Volume 3: A Compendium of Public Assistance Programs; Major Federal Health, Service, Employment, and Education Programs, Other Federal and State Programs.
Interagency Low Income Opportunity Advisory Board, Washington, DC.
This volume contains the second half of part 1 of a 4-part compendium of information about low income assistance programs plus the remaining 3 parts of the compendium. Part 1 contains detailed information about 59 major federally supported public assistance programs, each of which annually spent over $20 million in fiscal year 1985, and applied a means-test to determine eligibility. Generally the means-test measured income, and sometimes other resources, against a maximum or ceiling. The 59 programs have been grouped into 7 categories, of which the first 3, Cash, Food, and Housing, are described in volume 2 of supplement 1 of this series, while the remaining 4, Health, Services, Employment, and Education make up the bulk of the present document. Descriptions of these major programs all follow essentially the same pattern, beginning with a program summary, going on to cover administration, objectives, eligibility, benefits and services, program linkage and overlap, and legislative environment, and ending with a series of data tables. Part 2 contains summary descriptions of 31 other federally supported grant programs, including some smaller means-tested programs and other grants programs that ordinarily do not require that recipients pass a means-test, but in some way target funds for areas or population groups regarded as low income. Part 3 contains summary descriptions of 11 loan programs targeted for low income people. Part 4 consists of an introduction and a table displaying data submitted voluntarily by 33 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, about low income assistance spending not associated with federal matching funds. (BJV)
Descriptors: American Indians, Community Programs, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship, Government Role, Health Programs, Low Income, Migrant Programs, Poverty Programs, Program Descriptions, Public Policy, Social Services, State Programs, Student Financial Aid, Supplementary Education, Veterans, Welfare Services
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Interagency Low Income Opportunity Advisory Board, Washington, DC.