Accession Number : ADA189467

Title :   Block Grants: Federal Set-Asides for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC HUMAN RESOURCES DIV

PDF Url : ADA189467

Report Date : Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : This report responds to your request that we examine the implementations of legislative requirements that states set aside a percentage of their Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Services Block Grant funds for services to targeted populations. These funds are to be used specifically for new or expanded services to women substance abusers and underserved mentally ill children, abolescents, and other underserved populations. Women substance abusers and certain underserved populations, including mentally ill children and adolescents, were targeted for services when the Congress amended the Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health (ADAMH) Services Block Grant in 1984. States, to receive their share of the block grant funds, must agree to set aside certain percentages of their allocations for the specified populations. The Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce asked GAO to examine two major issues. How states determined needs and made decisions on their uses of ADAMH block grant funds and How states implemented the set-aside provisions.

Descriptors :   *DRUG ABUSE, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *MENTAL HEALTH, *PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, ADOLESCENTS, ALLOCATIONS, EXPANSION, GRANTS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, LEGISLATION, PANEL(COMMITTEE), POPULATION, REQUIREMENTS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE