TABLE D-1 Expenditures on Government Assistance Programs for Low-Income People, by Type of Income Test, Fiscal 1992

Programa

Expendituresb (million $)

A. Programs that link eligibility solely to the federal poverty guidelines

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

2,600

Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant

1,059

Child and Adult Care Food Program

624

Community Health Centers

537

Community Services Block Grant

438

Special Programs for Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (TRIO Programs)

385

Legal Services

350

Summer Food Service Program for Children

203

Title X Family Planning Services

150

Foster Grandparents

66

Migrant Health Centers

58

Senior Companions

29

Follow Through

9

Special Milk Program (free segment)

2

Total

6,510 (2%)

B. Programs that link eligibility to the federal poverty guidelines and also to participation in other programs (e.g., AFDC, SSI, or food stamps)

Medicaid

118,067

Food Stamps

24,918

School Lunch (free and reduced-price segments)

3,895

Head Start

2,753

Training for Disadvantaged Adults and Youthc

1,774

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)d

1,594

Summer Youth Employment and Training Programc

1,183

Job Corpsc

955

School Breakfast (free and reduced-price segments)

782

Senior Community Service Employment Program

395

Weatherization Assistance

174

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

90

Vocational Education Opportunities, Disadvantaged Activities

N.A.

Total

156,580 (56%)

C. Programs that link eligibility to a percentage of the local area median income defined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development

Section 8 Low-Income Housing Assistance

12,307

Low-Rent Public Housing

5,008

Rural Housing Loans (Section 502)

1,468

Child Care and Development Block Grant

825

Section 236 Interest Reduction Payments

652

Rural Rental Housing Loans (Section 515)

573



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