In his 1991 State of the Union address, then-President Bush called for the conversion of a substantial portion of federal grants to state and local govemments into a broad block grant
. This led to a proposal developed by the National Conference of State Legislatures and the National Governors' Association that envisioned a number of large block grants
in broad issue areas.
The bill would create block grants
to fund a range of programs including Goals 2000 state school reform grants, school-to-work funding, Eisenhower professional-development state grants, and the Technology Literacy Challenge Fund.
Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri has given the assurance that safeguards were already in place that would ensure that the block grant
to be given to the proposed Bangsamoro region will be used properly.
Senator Juan Miguel 'Migz' Zubiri assured on Tuesday that the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) has a mechanism to monitor and review the use of the Bangsamoro region's P72 billion block grant
AMHCA is concerned that Medicaid block grants
would disproportionately impact mental health funding to the states, a key funding source of services provided by the profession.
WCHR is a recipient of Community Development Block Grant
funds in the same way as any other organization in the city.
A House Republican aide told the press that the four GOP members introduced the bill with an eye on the lame-duck session and the possibility the block grant
idea might be included in deficit reduction efforts or considered for the farm bill, which is stalled in the House over differences about SNAP spending levels.
"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.
The Child Care and Development Block Grant
(CCDBG) is the primary source of federal funding for child care subsidies for low-income working families and to improve child care quality for low-income families.
"For the AMA to go on record as supporting block grants
would cause millions of children to be thrown under the uninsured bus," he said.
House of Representatives recently proposed a fundamental change in the structure of Medicaid, favoring block grants
to states rather than matching funds.
These include the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program and several block grants
. Even with these reductions, the president proposes giving states flat funding when compared to FY 2010 and FY 2011.
The other two projects the board will vote on will also be funded by the energy block grants
about $1.1 million to put solar panels on the county parking structure in Riverside and $1.4 million for panels on the county fleet management facility in Rubidoux.