U.S. Department of Commerce

Federal, State, and Local Governments
Government Finance and Employment Classification Manual
DESCRIPTIONS OF FUNCTIONAL CATEGORIES
 
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FUNCTION CODE:   79 NAME:    Other Public Welfare
SECTOR:    General APPLIES TO:    Finance |X|    Employment |X|
PUBLICATION CATEGORIES:    Social Services and Income Maintenance; Public Welfare
DEFINITION:    Public employment for all public welfare activities and expenditures for welfare activities not classified elsewhere.
EXAMPLES:   Administration of: medical and cash assistance, general relief, vendor, and other welfare programs; regulation and support of private welfare institutions and activities; all intergovernmental payments for welfare other than for cash assistance programs; children services, such as foster care, adoption, day care, nonresidential shelters, and the like; activities supported by Federal Social Services Block Grant (Title XX) funds; low-income energy assistance and weatherization (note - administrative expenditure only - Code 68 for assistance payments); welfare-related community action programs; social services to the physically disabled, such as transportation; temporary shelters and other services for the homeless; intergovernmental payments to public hospitals for medical assistance other than under the Medicaid program.
EXCLUSIONS:   Benefits not contingent upon need, such as bonuses or payments to veterans as a class (use code E84), pensions to former employees (use code X11), and the like; public defenders and indigent legal defense (report at Judicial and Legal, code 25); health and hospital care provided to needy or homeless through government's own hospitals or health agencies and payments to other governments for such purposes (report at appropriate Health or Hospitals function); medical assistance paid directly to private hospitals (use code E74) or to public hospitals under the Medicaid program (use code 67); activities funded by Federal WIC funds--Women, Infants, and Children (report at Health, code 32).
REFERENCES: - To be added later -
 
OTHER NOTES:   (1) Report all employment data for public welfare here. (2) Report all Federal Government public welfare activities here (except for Federal Categorical Assistance Programs reported at code 67). (3) Report public hospital expenditures from Medicaid funds at Own Hospitals, codes 36 / 37).
 
DETAILED CODE LIST WITH COVERAGE OF DATA COLLECTION*
 
  General Purpose Governments
EXPENDITURES, DIRECT: Federal StateD.C. Large City-County Other LocalSpecial District
E79 Current Operations Y YY Y YY
I79 Assistance and Subsidies Y NN N NN
F79 Construction Y YY Y YY
G79 Land & Existing Structures Y YY Y YY
K79 Equipment Y YY Y NN
 
    INTERGOVERNMENTAL, TO:  
L79 State Y NN Y YY
M79 Locals, NEC Y YY Y YY
N79 General Purpose Locals N YN N NN
R79 Special Districts N YN N NN
 
EMPLOYMENT DATA Y YY Y YY
 
* Shows whether data are collected (Y) or not (N) for that type.

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