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ExpectMore.gov ExpectMore.gov home page EXPECT FEDERAL PROGRAMS TO PERFORM WELL, AND BETTER EVERY YEAR.

INEFFECTIVE PROGRAMS

WHAT DOES THE INEFFECTIVE RATING MEAN?

The program rating indicates how well a program is performing, so the public can see how effectively tax dollars are being spent.

Programs receiving the Ineffective rating are not using your tax dollars effectively. Ineffective programs have been unable to achieve results due to a lack of clarity regarding the program's purpose or goals, poor management, or some other significant weakness. Ineffective programs are categorized as Not Performing on ExpectMore.gov.

Based on our most recent assessments, 4% of Federal programs are Ineffective.

More information on how we assess and rate programs is available here. Funding information for each program can be found with the President's Budget.

FEDERAL PROGRAMS THAT ARE INEFFECTIVE


Agency Program Name Rating
Department of Education Even Start Ineffective
Department of Education Federal Perkins Loans Ineffective
Department of Education Federal Support for Gallaudet University Ineffective
Department of Education Safe and Drug Free Schools State Grants Ineffective
Department of Education TRIO Upward Bound Ineffective
Department of Education Vocational Education State Grants Ineffective
Department of Energy Natural Gas Technology Ineffective
Department of Energy Oil Technology Ineffective
Dept of Health & Human Service Health Professions Ineffective
Dept of Health & Human Service Healthy Community Access Program Ineffective
Dept of Health & Human Service State Planning Grant Program Ineffective
Dept of Health & Human Service Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Ineffective
Dept of Housing & Urban Develp Community Development Block Grant (Formula) Ineffective
Dept of Housing & Urban Develp HOPE VI (Severely Distressed Public Housing) Ineffective
Dept of Housing & Urban Develp Project-Based Rental Assistance Ineffective
Dept of Housing & Urban Develp Rural Housing and Economic Development Ineffective
Department of Justice Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Ineffective
Department of Labor Community Service Employment for Older Americans Ineffective
Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Ineffective
Department of Labor Workforce Investment Act - Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Ineffective
Department of Labor Workforce Investment Act - Youth Activities Ineffective
Department of Transportation Amtrak Ineffective
Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service Earned Income Tax Credit Compliance Ineffective
Environmental Protection Agy Air Quality Grants and Permitting Ineffective
Environmental Protection Agy Alaska Native Village Water Infrastructure Ineffective
Environmental Protection Agy EPA Ecological Research Ineffective
Environmental Protection Agy EPA Pesticide Enforcement Grant Program Ineffective
Corp for Natl & Commun Service AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps Ineffective
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