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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Opportunities for Improved Management Efficiency of the Head Start Program, Attendance Goals and Nonfederal Resources," (A-04-90-00010)

March 25, 1992

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (235 kb). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


This final report presents the results of our audit of procedures used by the Administration for Children and Families to ensure that established attendance goals are met and that waivers of nonfederal resource requirements for Head Start agencies are sufficiently justified. We found that 58 center-based grantees (about 29 percent of the 200 grantees and delegates sampled) fell short of achieving the average daily attendance goal of 85 percent of funded enrollment. In addition, our review disclosed that about 77 percent (23 of 30) of the sampled Indian and Migrant agencies did not meet their 20 percent non-Federal matching requirement.