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Selected Block Grants: Purposes, Funding and Controversies
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Editors: Anthony C. Moretti
Book Description:
Block grants are a form of grant-in-aid that the federal government uses to provide state and local governments a specified amount of funding to assist them in addressing broad purposes, such as community development, social services, public health or law enforcement. Block grants advocates view block grants as a means to increase government efficiency and program effectiveness by redistributing power and accountability through decentralization and partial devolution of decision-making authority. This book provides an overview of the six grant types; examines competing perspectives concerning the use of block grants versus other grant mechanisms to achieve national goals; provides an historical overview of the role of block grants in American federalism; and examines recent changes to existing block grants and proposals to create new ones. (Imprint: Nova)

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Table of Contents:

Block Grants: Perspectives and Controversies;pp. 1-20
(Robert Jay Dilger, Eugene Boyd)

Community Services Block Grants (CSBG): Background and Funding;pp. 21-43
(Karen Spar)

Social Services Block Grant: Background and Funding;p. 45-64
(Karen E. Lynch)

The Child Care and Development Block Grant: Background and Funding;pp. 65-93
(Karen E. Lynch)

Community Development Block Grant Funds in Disaster Relief and Recovery;pp. 95-107
(Eugene Boyd)

Community Development Block Grants: Neighborhood Stabilization Program; Assistance to Communities Affected by Foreclosures;pp. 109-120
(Eugene Boyd, Oscar R. Gonzales)

Community Development Block Grants: Entitlement Communities' and States' Methods of Distributing Funds Reflect Program Flexibility;pp. 121-152


      Government Procedures and Operations
      Grants and Funding
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 3rd Quarter
   Pages: 7x10 (NBC - G) 160pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61324-650-4
   Status: AV
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AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
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