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a grant of federal money to state and local governments to support social welfare programs

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The bill would remove the existing safety net for families in poverty by converting many wellfare programs to block grants.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $58,206 to the Aroostook Band of Micmacs through HUDs Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program.
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.
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.
One of those options is to apply for newly available federal block grants for existing state programs, Suehs wrote, so the cost savings could be funneled into the Women's Health Program.
The amount of the block grant would not keep up with the rising cost of health care, and block grants are very vulnerable to future cuts.
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 project, funded with a federal Energy Efficiency Block Grant from the Department of Energy, is one of three solar projects the board will vote on as part of its policy calendar.
Don't expand the bureaucracy through block grants," argued Burkholder.
First, block grants provide the federal government with budgetary certainty, unlike the current program, which experienced annual cost increases ranging from zero to 30 percent during the 1990s.
In Federal Intergovernmental Grants and the States, Shama Gamkhar discusses the motivations for converting categorical grants into block grants, raises concerns about doing so, examines state responses to shifts in federal aid, and explores how federal grant allocation decisions are made.
Jee Hang Lee, an ISTE policy adviser, is also critical of the new emphasis on state block grants.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) presents FY 2001 Local Law Enforcement Block Grants Program, which describes the Local Law Enforcement Block Grants (LLEBG) Program.
Along the lines of federal block grants, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association supports the inclusion of a tiered copay system into any Medicare pharmacy program.