Block Grant

(redirected from Block grants)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

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.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
A series of block grants for AFDC, job training, child-care and, at the governor's option, the food stamp program would provide greater flexibility and perhaps create savings in administrative costs.
May constant monitoring naman and under the block grant or section 134 or 137 there is a monitoring mechanism at review.
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.
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.
Block grants would alleviate some other problems as well.
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.