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block grant

A method of administering Medicaid benefits under which the US Federal government provides a block of funding to the state, which then decides how to allocate available resources.
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As the former mayor of Hazleton, PA, I know how important projects supported by Community Development Block Grants are to localities.
O'Brien says procedures have been improved, the shortcomings he cited touch on every phase of block grant funding and oversight during a three-year period, suggesting that slipshod practices in the administration of HUD grants were tolerated for far too long.
You could easily see block grant proposals like this becoming part of a larger debt reduction plan or being tied into a farm bill later this year or next year," the aide said.
The governor and Commissioner Suehs are going to rob state funds and federal block grants that were set aside for one program to pay for services that would have already been funded," state Rep.
Mike Beebe joined the Democratic governors from 16 states and the Virgin Islands in signing an April 4 letter to congressional leaders opposing block grants.
They're proposing to cut heating assistance for low-and middle-income people and community development block grants.
The debate over the merits of state block grants will continue in Congress this year in the context of Head Start reauthorization.
But block grants also increase risks to states and program recipients.
This data feeds into the second chapter, which examines both the rationale behind the trend of converting categorical grants into block grants and how states and localities have responded to this trend.
The support will allow states to aid seniors earning incomes up to 135% of the federal poverty level--$11,600 for individuals and $15,700 for couples--and partial coverage for those earning incomes up to 175% of the federal poverty level--$15,000 for individuals and $20,300 for couples--issued through block grants to states.
This election year, many in Congress are turning once again to block grants as centerpieces of education reform plans, so we can expect more battles to save the Perkins Act.
To get moderate Republicans to vote down the NEA, House Speaker Newt Gingrich proposed state block grants, he house voted against the NEA.