ERIC Number: ED339866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Coordinating Federal Assistance Programs for the Economically Disadvantaged: Recommendations and Background Materials. Special Report No. 31.
National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.
This special report from the National Commission for Employment Policy on coordinating federal assistance programs for the economically disadvantaged contains two parts. Part 1 includes recommendations for improving public assistance coordination programs in general and employment and training programs in particular. Eight recommendations focus on the following: (1) leadership; (2) an economic empowerment task force; (3) eligibility criteria and technology grants; (4) reorganization; (5) simplifying oversight procedures and committee structures; (6) eligibility criteria and poverty levels; (7) state human resource councils; and (8) public assistance impact analysis. Part 2 is a background paper, "Federal Public Assistance Programs" (Neal S. Zank), that contains information on coordination and eligibility issues. After a program history, the following sections are included: coordination and management in the federal government; coordination and management in the states; and program eligibility criteria. Thirty references and three appendices are included: (1) descriptions of federal programs for the economically disadvantaged--cash assistance, medical assistance, food assistance, education assistance, employment and training assistance; (2) poverty thresholds and other measures; and (3) income eligibility tests used in programs for the economically disadvantaged. (NLA)
Descriptors: Bureaucracy, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Economically Disadvantaged, Eligibility, Employment Programs, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Grants, Job Training, Leadership Responsibility, Medical Services, Poverty Programs, State Agencies, Welfare Agencies, Welfare Services
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.