Subseries 8.3
Welfare files, circa. 1930s-1989
Boxes 47-54

Scope and Content Note

The materials in the welfare files document GPRO's efforts to increase welfare benefits, particularly in regard to the state's AFDC program. There is also much factual and statistical information here on Georgia's other public assistance programs, including Food Stamps, Medicaid, and SSI (Supplemental Security Income). Some of the activities documented here include: a food stamp protest in 1974, a welfare "hotline" instigated in 1975, a standard of need task force formed in 1979, an AFDC UP task force formed in 1983, the AFDC Catchup plan proposed in 1985, and a 32 page handbook on AFDC regulations. See boxes 47-52 for the materials described above.

The welfare files also include information relating to the administration of Georgia's public assistance programs by the county Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS), under the supervision of the Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR). Pauley regularly attended DHR board meetings to keep abreast of all developments relating to welfare policy and budget appropriations. She maintained a steady correspondence with the board members, urging them to request increased funding for welfare benefits from the Governor and the Legislature. See boxes 53 and 54 for information relating to these two agencies.

In evaluating Frances Pauley's effectiveness on poverty issues, Rep. Jim Martin, an Atlanta Democrat, stated in 1989 that "I'm absolutely certain that AFDC levels would not be as high as they are without her". By 1989, Georgia had increased maximum payments of AFDC, the principal welfare program, from $115 to $270 a month for a family of four.

Box Folder Content
47 1 Pauley's account of her efforts to raise benefits, 1973-1985: Narrative, 1 January 1986
47 2 Food stamp protest at Fulton County Commission meeting, 4 December 1974: Petition, notes, clippings
47 3 Concerned Citizens Group: Minutes, 3 June 1975, 28 August 1975
47 4 Concerned Citizens Group: Petitions, no date
47 5 Concerned Citizens Group: Position statement
47 6 Concerned Citizens Group: Mailing, 15 July 1975
47 7 Telephone hot line: Invitation, September 1975 Legal Aid info, no date
Aid to Families with Dependent Children
47 8 Position statements, GPRO, 1977, 1981, no date
47 9 Position statements, other, 1977, no date
47 10 Hearing testimonies, GPRO and others, 20 June 1979
47 11 Questionnaire, May-June 1977 re case worker training
47 12 AFDC-UP: Task force minutes, September, December 1983
47 13 AFDC-UP: Bill, draft proposal, 20 September 1983
47 14 AFDC-UP: Position statement, GPRO, no date
47 15 AFDC-UP: Position statements, other, no date
47 16 Questionnaire for candidates, July 1984:
47 17 Questionnaire for candidates, July 1984:Candidate responses, A-L
47 18 Questionnaire for candidates, July 1984:Candidate responses, M-Z
47 19 Questionnaire for candidates, July 1984:Candidate responses, anonymous
47 20 Questionnaire for candidates, July 1984:Names and addresses of candidates
47 21 AFDC Catchup Plan, 1985, no date
47 22 "AFDC," handbook, no date
47 23 Printed material by GPRO re AFDC, 1977-1982, no date
Welfare reform
48 1 Position statements, GPRO, 1977, 1987, no date
48 2 Position statements, other, 1977, no date
48 3 Hearing testimony, GPRO, 25 August 1986, no date
48 4 Hearing testimony, other, 7 February 1980
48 5 Welfare reform work group, recommendation, 1987(?)
48 6 Standard of Need Task Force:Meeting agendas, May, June 1979
48 7 Standard of Need Task Force:Minutes, 11 May 1979, 17 June 1980
48 8 Standard of Need Task Force:Info packet from first meeting, 11 May 1979
48 9 Standard of Need Task Force:Correspondence, May-July 1979
48 10 Standard of Need Task Force:Report and drafts, 1979, no date
48 11 Standard of Need Task Force:Interim reports, 1979
48 12 Standard of Need Task Force:Final report, July 1979 (?)
48 13 Standard of Need Task Force:Report updates, 1980, 1984, no date
48 14 "Welfare Office Evaluation," questionnaire, 31 August 1986, no date
48 15 "Welfare Office Evaluation," report, 11 October 1986
48 16 "Georgia's Welfare Recipients: Victims or Villains?" informational brochure by GPRO, no date
48 17 "Summary of meeting...," welfare fraud in Bibb County, no date
48 18 Welfare case files:Christmas fund: Wallace, Annie M., December 1981-January 1982
48 19 Welfare case files:Westbrook, Dora, 1985, 1986, no date
48 20 Welfare case files:Pauley's notes re welfare cases
48 21 Pauley's notes re welfare work
Aid to Families with Dependent Children
49 1 Program history, 1930s-1979
49 2 General information, 1972-1982, no date
49 3 Fact sheets, 1977-1981
49 4 Budgets, 1950-1987
49 5 Court cases, 1967, 1974
49 6 Updated standards: Transmittal, 1971
49 7 Social security: Transmittal, 1977
49 8 Statistical analyses, 1975,-1985, no date
49 9 "What is Grant? What is Need?," report, 1975
49 10 "AFDC Info 1980" report, November 1980
49 11 "Background material and data on major programs...," report, 10 March 1981
49 12 "Analysis of new AFDC regulations," report, 1 October 1981
49 13 Applicant budget sheets, Dept. of Human Resources, 1982, and no date
49 14 "Aid for dependent corporations," report, 1983
49 15 "State options for AFDC improvements," report, 24 July 1984
49 16 AFDC-UP, general information, 1984, no date
49 17 "AFDC and public assistance proposals for FY 1985-1988...," no date
49 18 Comparison of state merit system employees salary increases w/ AFDC benefit increases, 1986
49 19 AFDC and employment, 1986, no date
49 20 "Analysis of 1987 benefit levels in the program...," report, 1987
49 21 Child support recovery unit of Dept. of Human Resources, no date
49 22 Printed material, 1966-1983, no date
50 1 Budget, Ga: Financial summaries of state funds for fiscal years 1981, 1982
50 2 Brunswick, Ga: Glynn-Brunswick Client Advisory Council, AFDC workshop, 20 June 1977
50 3 Flat Grant System: Dept. of Family and Children Services, 1 November 1975
50 4 Food Stamps: Statistics, Ga., 1967-1984, no date
50 5 Food Stamps: Reports, 1967, 1976, no date
50 6 Food Stamps: Court cases, May 1979
50 7 Food Stamps: Food stamps and AFDC program changes
50 8 Food Stamps: Project Bread, Boston, no date
50 9 Food Stamps: "FRAC," newsletter, 1978-1980
50 10 Food Stamps: Clippings, 1974-1988, no date
50 11 Food Stamps: Printed material, 1965-1980, no date
50 12 Law: Federal Register, excerpts, 1969, 1982, 1984
50 13 Memos to welfare specialists, Center on social welfare policy and law, 1976-1988
50 14 Congressional Record, excerpts, 1977, 1979, 1982
50 15 Medicaid: EPSDT program, 1976, fiscal year 1978
50 16 Medicaid: Net expenditure report, 13 December 1977
50 17 Medicaid: Statistics, 1978, 1980, 1984
50 18 Medicaid: Annual reports, Dept. of Medical Assistance, 1979, 1980, 1983
50 19 Medicaid: Program refinements, fiscal year 1982
50 20 Medicaid: Position statements, no date
50 21 Medicaid: Notes
50 22 Medicaid: Clippings, 1976-1982
50 23 Medicare: Statistics, 1977
50 24 Press releases, various issues, 1967-1987
51 1 Reform: Carter Administration, printed material, 1977, 1979
51 2 Reform: Reagan Administration, report, 20 January 1987
51 3 Reform: "Concepts of welfare reform," February 1987
51 4 Reform: Family security act of 1987 (Daniel E. Moynihan): February-August 1987
51 5 Reform: Ford welfare reform plan - HB 1720 (Harold E. Ford): Printed material, March-April 1987
51 6 Reform: "An update on welfare reform; special help needed in senate," 20 August 1987
51 7 Reform: Status on welfare reform, notes, 1987
51 8 Reform: Issue briefs, 1987, 1988
51 9 Reform: Printed material, 1966-1987, no date
51 10 Standard of need: "Analysis of Dept. of Human Resources AFDC standard of need," September 1978
51 11 Standard of need, 1978, 1981
51 12 Maryland: "Proposed consolidated standard," fiscal year 1985
51 13 Statistics: Statistical comparisons of states and public assistance benefits, 1950-1984, no date
51 14 Statistics: "Public assistance statistics," reports, 1974
51 15 Statistics: "Public assistance statistics," reports, 1975
51 16 Statistics: "Public assistance statistics," reports, 1976
51 17 Statistics: "Public assistance statistics," reports, 1977
51 18 Statistics: "Public assistance statistics," reports, 1979
52 1 Statistics: Public assistance payments, 1974-1979
52 2 Statistics: Public assistance payments, 1980-1984
52 3 Statistics: "Estimated costs and benefits of public family planning programs," report, 1976
52 4 Statistics: Public assistance: Caseloads, 1977, fiscal year 1986
52 5 Statistics: Public assistance, charts, 1978-1985
52 6 Statistics: Public assistance and race, 1981, 1982
52 7 Statistics: Collected material, 1977-1987, no date
52 8 Work programs:Job training partnership program (JTPA), September 1983
52 9 Work programs:Work incentive program (WIN), 1979, no date
52 10 Workfare: Printed materials, 1982-1984, no date
52 11 Workfare: Clippings, 1981-1987
52 12 Welfare: Printed material, 1976, 1984, no date
Dept. of Human Resources
53 1 Agendas, 1976-1982
53 2 Minutes, 1976, 1980-1987
53 3 Commissioner's presentation, 20 August 1980
53 4 Board committee meetings: Time schedule, no date
53 5 Subcommittee meetings: Agendas, 1976, 1977, 1984
53 6 Subcommittee meetings: Minutes, 4 December 1984
53 7 Personnel organizational chart, no date
53 8 Board members, 1977-1986, no date
53 9 Subcommittee membership, list, no date
53 10 Employee handbook, no date
53 11 Commissioner's reports, 1977, 1978
53 12 "Proposed comprehensive annual service plan," 1 October 1977-30 September 1978
53 13 "Proposed policy: personal funds...," foster care policy, 1979 (?)
53 14 Medicaid audit report: Statement, Jack Watson, 18 February 1976
53 15 "Combatting fraud and abuse in DHR programs," January 1981
53 16 Public hearing: "Statement of child service and family counseling center...," 19 May 1982
53 17 Budgets, fiscal years 1976, 1977
53 18 Budgets, fiscal year 1978
53 19 Budgets, fiscal year 1979
53 20 Budgets, fiscal year 1980
53 21 Budgets, fiscal year 1981
53 22 Budgets, fiscal year 1982
53 23 Budget comparisons, fiscal year 1981, 1982
53 24 Budgets, fiscal year 1984
53 25 Budgets, AFDC, fiscal year 1985
53 26 Budgets, fiscal year 1986
53 27 Budgets, fiscal year 1988
53 28 Budgets, fiscal year 1989
53 29 Press release re resignations, 26 January 1977
53 30 "The DHR Report," newsletter, 1981
Dept. of Family and Children Services
54 1 Fact sheet, June 1980
54 2 Reports:"A model for estimating hunger in the counties of Georgia," September 1967
54 3 Reports:"Addressing poverty in Georgia within the context of the new federalism," Spring 1982
54 4 Reports:"A profile of unemployment in Georgia," Spring 1982
54 5 Reports:"Public assistance, Georgia's response to poverty," June 1982
54 6 Reports:"Total county review-state generated data, FY 1984," January 1985
54 7 Reports:Employability advisory committee report, 6 November 1985
54 8 Reports:"Status of reorganization," 17 December 1985
54 9 Reports:"Long range plan," December 1987
54 10 Reports:"The long range plan: an executive summary," February 1988
54 11 Budgets: Fiscal year 1981
54 12 Budgets: Fiscal year 1982
54 13 Budgets: Fiscal year 1983 and mission statement
54 14 Budgets: Fiscal year 1986
54 15 Budgets: Fiscal year 1987
54 16 Board members, 31 July 1967
54 17 Termination of director, Dr. Patricia Johnson, May-August 1984
54 18 Division personnel, no date
54 19 "DFCS Presentation," handout, 14 February 1983
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