ABSTRACT

Block Grants: Perspectives and Controversies [July 15, 2014]   [open pdf - 401KB]

"Block grants are a form of grant-in-aid that the federal government uses to provide state and local governments a specified amount of funding to assist them in addressing broad purposes, such as community development, social services, public health, or law enforcement. […] This report provides an overview of the six grant types, provides criteria for defining a block grant and uses those criteria to provide a list of current block grants, examines competing perspectives concerning the use of block grants versus other grant mechanisms to achieve national goals, provides an historical overview of the role of block grants in American federalism, and examines recent changes to existing block grants and proposals to create new ones."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R40486
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Date:
2014-07-15
Copyright:
Public Domain
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Federation of American Scientists: http://fas.org/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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