In the FY 2008 performance budget, ACF has introduced several new outcome measures and several OMB-approved efficiency measures. ACF has undertaken a number of activities called for in the Department’s twenty HHS-wide objectives designed to better integrate HHS functions to ensure coordinated, seamless, and results-oriented management and operations across all agencies.
Seven programs were assessed as part of the FY 2008 budget process using OMB’s Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART): two reassessments (Head Start and Runaway and Homeless Youth), and five new assessments (Compassion Capital Fund, Abstinence Education, Unaccompanied Alien Children, Promoting Safe and Stable Families, and Child Welfare Services). The PART process has guided the development of improved outcome and efficiency measures for these and other programs. For example, ACF has proposed new performance measures for Head Start using the National Reporting System, which provides information at the grantee and program level. The PART process also has given programs the opportunity to create new efficiency measures. For example, the Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention program (CBCAP) and Unaccompanied Alien Children program (UAC) developed new OMB-approved efficiency measures.
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