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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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1120 would turn Aid to Families With Dependent Children (AFDC), job training, and - if a governor chooses - food stamps, over to the states in the form of a block grant or lump sum payment.
Ayaw natin na panay personal services lang, panay sweldo mapupunta yung block grant.
Before HUD resumes block grant funding to Worcester, city officials and those who apply for and implement these grants must demonstrate, publicly and persuasively, that proper oversight and review procedures are in place.
said he did not know how a food stamp block grant proposal would be received in the House.
The state government, meanwhile, has objected to the block grant idea.
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.
Gamkhar acknowledges that the conversion to block grants often is accompanied by a reduction in funds.
In March, Bush's proposal of $153 billion to provide block grants to states to aid low-income seniors met with opposition in Congress.
Block grants are designed to give a state more flexibility to determine which education needs are greater (and thus deserving of more money).
To get moderate Republicans to vote down the NEA, House Speaker Newt Gingrich proposed state block grants, he house voted against the NEA.
True, doing away with entitlements has budgetary advantages for government, but in all the debate over block grants there has been a troubling factor: elderly population growth is not being acknowledged.