Federal Grants to State and Local Governments: Overview and Characteristics

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Each fiscal year, Congress appropriates funds for grants to state and local governments to further national goals and assist sub-national governments. Examples of goals include attaining minimum national standards and improving program effectiveness. The federal government provides grants for numerous substantive purposes, such as crime prevention, community development, and transportation. In 1999, grants-in-aid to state and local governments totaled $270 billion. Grants can be classified by the substantive purposes they address. This report, however, reviews the fundamental characteristics according to which they can also be classified. Examples of grant characteristics include range of eligible activities, objectives, award process, and administrative ... continued below

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Canada, Ben September 7, 2000.

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Each fiscal year, Congress appropriates funds for grants to state and local
governments to further national goals and assist sub-national governments. Examples
of goals include attaining minimum national standards and improving program
effectiveness. The federal government provides grants for numerous substantive
purposes, such as crime prevention, community development, and transportation. In
1999, grants-in-aid to state and local governments totaled $270 billion.
Grants can be classified by the substantive purposes they address. This report,
however, reviews the fundamental characteristics according to which they can also be
classified. Examples of grant characteristics include range of eligible activities,
objectives, award process, and administrative requirements.

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Canada, Ben. Federal Grants to State and Local Governments: Overview and Characteristics, report, September 7, 2000; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs1102/: accessed June 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.