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Federal Grants-In-Aid: An Historical Perspective on Contemporary Issues

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This report provides an historical synopsis of the evolving nature of federal grant-in-aid programs, focusing on the role Congress has played in defining the scope and nature of those programs. It begins with an overview of contemporary federal grant-in-aid programs and then examines their evolution over time, focusing on the internal and external factors that have influenced congressional decisions concerning federal grant-in-aid programs. It concludes with an
assessment of the scope and nature of the contemporary federal grants-in-aid system and raises several issues for congressional consideration, including possible ways to augment congressional
capacity to provide effective oversight of this system.

Creator(s): Dilger, Robert Jay
Creation Date: June 15, 2009
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Dilger, Robert Jay

Senior Specialist in American National Government

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: June 15, 2009
Description:

This report provides an historical synopsis of the evolving nature of federal grant-in-aid programs, focusing on the role Congress has played in defining the scope and nature of those programs. It begins with an overview of contemporary federal grant-in-aid programs and then examines their evolution over time, focusing on the internal and external factors that have influenced congressional decisions concerning federal grant-in-aid programs. It concludes with an
assessment of the scope and nature of the contemporary federal grants-in-aid system and raises several issues for congressional consideration, including possible ways to augment congressional
capacity to provide effective oversight of this system.

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34 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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