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Author: Cornelia M. Ashby
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: improve, could, accountability, decisions, spending, communication, consistent, start, head, grantees, expand, services, recovery
Number of Pages: 83
Published: 2011-05
ISBN-10: 1437944752
ISBN-13: 9781437944754

This report, one in a series on the uses of and accountability for Recovery Act (RA) funds in selected states and localities, comments on recipients' reports of the jobs created and retained. The RA provided $2.1 billion for Head Start and Early Head Start, primarily to expand services. This report addressed four questions: (1) How have Head Start and Early Head Start grantees used RA funds, including for expanding enrollment? (2) What challenges have grantees encountered in spending RA funds? (3) How has the Office of Head Start monitored the use of RA funds? (4) How has the quality of jobs d

Author: George A. Scott
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: improve, needed, education, oversight, programs, grant, concerns, standing, minority, income, institutions, management, attention, low
Number of Pages: 56
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 143792395X
ISBN-13: 9781437923957

Institutions that serve large proportions of low-income and minority students may receive funding under Titles III and V of the Higher Education Act. In FY 2008, $667 million in grants were awarded to over 500 institutions. This report determined: (1) the characteristics of institutions eligible to receive grants under Titles III and V and characteristics of students served; (2) challenges grantees face, and how they spent Title III and V funds to address these challenges; and (3) the extent to which the Dept. of Educ. monitors the financial and programmatic performance of grantees, and uses t

Author: Keith Cunningham
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: four, hud, grant, programs, integrity, compromise, development, weak, management, controls, community
Number of Pages: 83
Published: 1999-09
ISBN-10: 0788184296
ISBN-13: 9780788184291

Discusses whether controls are in place to ensure that block grant programs' objectives are being achieved & that funds are being managed appropriately. In particular, the report discusses whether (1) the Dept. of Housing & Urban Development's (HUD) on-site monitoring of grantees under the Grants Management System is adequate, & (2) the Integrated Disbursement & Information System provides the data HUD needs to accurately assess grantees' performance. Charts & tables.

Author: Stanley J. Czerwinski
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: grants, attention, weaknesses, gov, management, systematic
Number of Pages: 47
Published: 2009-12
ISBN-10: 1437919251
ISBN-13: 9781437919257

The Office of Mgmt. and Budget has developedż Grants.govż as the central grant identification and application portal for fed. grant programs. officials have acknowledged noticeably degraded system performance, and grantees have reported difficulties submitting applications that have in some cases led to late or incomplete submissions and lost opportunities for both grantees and populations served. This report examines: (1) the benefits of and applicant experiences with submitting applications; (2) the governance structure of; and (3) the range of agency polic

Author: Carlotta C. Joyner
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: welfare, work, grants, states, awards, reform, status, selected
Number of Pages: 66
Published: 1999-10
ISBN-10: 0756705096
ISBN-13: 9780756705091

Federal & state welfare reform initiatives focus on moving welfare recipients to work & economic self-sufficiency. To foster this goal, the Congress authorized welfare-to-work grants in the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (P. L. 105-33). This report provides information about: (1) welfare-to-work formula & competitive grants awarded to, or declined by, states for fiscal year 1998; (2) how selected grantees are planning to use these funds; & (3) how selected grantees plan to meet welfare-to-work requirements to better integrate the states' workforce development services with other human services fo

Author: Kenneth Temkin (au)
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: program, fhip, initiatives, housing, fair, study
Number of Pages: 105
Published: 2011-08
ISBN-10: 1437987788
ISBN-13: 9781437987782

Examines the FHIP from its inception in 1987 through 2006. The goals of this study are to create a history of FHIP, describe its grantees, analyze the types of grants awarded through the program, and analyze the outcomes of cases investigated by grant recipients, especially the comparison of the outcomes of cases referred by the grantees with those referred by others. This is primarily a process study of FHIP based on interviews with FHIP grantee org. Outcomes are reported based on cases that are referred to HUD. The study does not include reviews of cases not referred to HUD and does not asse

Author: Marnie S. Shaul
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: test, new, used, decision, making, results, allow, start, further, development, could, head
Number of Pages: 60
Published: 2005-09-01
ISBN-10: 1422300617
ISBN-13: 9781422300619

In Sept. 2003, the Head Start Bureau, in the Dept. of Health & Human Services, Admin. for Children & Families, implemented the Nat. Reporting System (NRS), the first nationwide skills test of over 400,000 4- & 5-year-old children. The NRS is intended to provide information on how well Head Start grantees are helping children progress. Given the importance of the NRS, this report examines: what information the NRS is designed to provide; how the Head Start Bureau has responded to concerns raised by grantees & experts during the first year of implementation; & whether the NRS provides the Head S
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