Block Grant


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Block Grant

A large amount of money that a national government gives to a regional government with only general parameters on how it should be spent. For example, the national government may fund a province's medical program, but leave the specifics to the province's own government.
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The proposed (Section 108) loan payment along with ongoing Year 40 Community Development Block Grant activities will allow us to satisfy this regulatory requirement,'' he wrote in a report that goes before the council Tuesday night.
th] anniversary of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG).
Component-wise Block Grant amount shall be calculated as a whole for seven older IITs and IIT(BHU), Varanasi.
John Davidson, a health policy analyst at TPPF, said the language in HB 3791 "that deals with the block grant to reform the current Medicaid program is language that we have been promoting," but the organization does not support the committee substitute the House panel approved.
already has introduced a bill that would convert SNAP into a block grant.
House of Representatives recently proposed a fundamental change in the structure of Medicaid, favoring block grants to states rather than matching funds.
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.
The trouble is the block grant is going down," Mr Jones said.
Lockhart said the community block grant dollars can also only go to qualifying persons one time during the grant period, which is March 2010 through January 2011 or until the dollars run out.
Reform Scotland chairman Ben Thomson said: "The Scottish parliament's almost total reliance on the block grant limits its accountability.
In a unanimous vote last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee took a pass on supporting funding for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program, a top legislative priority for America's cities and towns.
District officials will pull funds from a share of the district's estimated $400,000 discretionary block grant fund.