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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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Now, with strong support from many new governors and the new majority in Congress as well as some interest by the White House, 1995 could be the year for a major overhaul through new block grants and program consolidations and possibly even a major "sorting out" of responsibilities between Washington and state capitols.
Representative William Goodling, (R-Pa.), maintained that the block grant bill would enable states to improve classroom instruction by releasing them from heavy-handed regulations and allowing them to use larger amounts of federal money to address their most pressing needs.
We now have automatic appropriation of the block grant. We will keep the block grant similar to the IRA or Internal Revenue Allotment of the local governments wherein it is automatically appropriated.
'Ayaw natin na panay personal services lang, panay sweldo mapupunta yung block grant. We have to make sure that education is prioritized, health, basic services are delivered to the people,' he added.
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.
House Agriculture Chairman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) said he did not know how a food stamp block grant proposal would be received in the House.
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.
When we start hearing about block grants and other lexicon of that sort it usually means that something bad is coming down to the state level."
I have seen a misuse (my opinion) of Community Development Block Grant funds under the guise of "facade improvements."
State block grants are particularly risky for the Head Start program because they would water down both the quality and the cohesiveness of the program, making it easier for opponents to push through funding cuts.
This bulletin, part of the Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants Best Practices Series, reviews the OJJDP-supported Jefferson County, Alabama, Juvenile Gun Court.
While data were not readily available to project how much of the balance might be comprised of TANF transfers to the child care and social services block grants, we did estimate that unspent transfers represented about 30 percent of the TANF balance for fiscal year 2002.