PUBLIC LAW 100-485—OCT. 13, 1988
102 STAT. 2379
respect to the programs established pursuant to this part that are based, in part, on the results of the studies conducted under section 203(c) of such Act, and the initial State evaluations (if any) performed under section 486 of this Act; and "(2) submit his recommendations for performance standards developed under ^iaragraph (1) to the appropriate committees of jurisdiction opihe Congress, which recommendations shall be made with r^pect to specific measurements of outcomes and be based on ^ e degree of success which may reasonably be expected by States in helping individuals to increase earnings, achieve selfHSufficiency, and reduce welfare dependency, and shall not be measured solely by levels of activity or participation. Performance standards developed under this subsection shall be reviewed periodically by the Secretary and modified to the extent necessary. f'Q)) The Secretary may collect information from the States to ai^ist in the development of performance standards under subsection (a), and shall include in his r^ulations (issued pursuant to section 203(a) of the Family Support Act of 1988 with respect to the program under this part) provisions establishing uniform reporting requirements under which States must furnish periodically information and data, including information and data (for each program activity) on the average monthly number of families assisted, the types of such families, the amounts spent per family, the length of their participation, and such other matters as the Secretary may determine. "(c) The Secretary shall develop and transmit to the Congress, for appropriate l^islative action, a proposal for measuring State progress, providing technical assistance to enable States to meet performance standards, and modifying the Federal matching rate to reflect the relative effectiveness of the various States in carrying out the program.". (c) Il«»LE»fENTATION AND EFFECTIVENESS STUDIES.—(I)(A) The SeC-
42 USC 681 note.
retary shall conduct an implementation study in accordance with subparagraph (B). (B) The implementation study conducted under subparagraph (A) shall be based on a representative sample of States and localities and shall document with respect to the programs established pursuant to part F of title IV the Social Security Act— (i) the types, mix, and costs of services offered, (ii) participation rates or activity levels, (iii) the chsiracteristics of the individuals in the different type of activities, (iv) the provisions made for child and day care and the extent Day care. to which limitations exist with respect to the availability of such care, (v) the institutional arrangements and operatii^ procedures under which activities are offered in the different locations, and (vi) such other factors as the Secretary deems appropriate. (C) There is authorized to be appropriated $500,000 for each of the Appropriation fiscal years 1989, 1990, and 1991 for the purpose of conducting the authorization. implementation study under this paragraph. (2)(A) The Secretary shall conduct a study in accordance with this paragraph to determine the relative effectiveness of the different approaches for assisting long-term and potentially long-term recipi-