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effect was about 20 points lower than that of the
city officials. With the county officials as with
their city counterparts, around two-thirds or more
of those reporting an impact on local non-matching
funds said it tended to increase spending of
Paralleling the questions on categorical grants,
the questionnaire then asked: "If the Federal government
suddenly cut off LEAA and Partnership
for Health block grants for which you now provide
local matching funds, (a) would your
municipality/county shift some of those local
matching funds to other programs; (b) would you
fund with 100 percent local funds any of the programs
formerly receiving Federal money?" The
question was confined to the LEAA and health
grants because at that point in the ACIR's grant
study, those two grants were being analyzed in
greater detail. The responses to the question are
summarized in Table II-10.
Among the cities, slightly over one-half the respondents
(56.2%) said that they would shift local
matching funds to other purposes should LEAA
grants be terminated; less than one-half (44.6%)
said they would make such a shift with a cut off of
Partnership for Health funds. Respondents from
suburban cities were substantially less inclined to
make the shift (25.0%) than those from central
(66.7%) or independent (50.0%) cities. A bare
majority of the city respondents (51.4%) would
fund with 100 percent local funds the terminated
LEAA programs, whereas only a little more than a
third (38.7%) would so fund a terminated health
program. In this case there was no essential difference
among the cities on the basis of metro status
as far as the LEAA grant was concerned, but with
respect to the Partnership for Health grant, the independent
cities would do far less than the central
and suburban cities to replace the terminated
Federal grant with 100 percent local funds.
County officials were more inclined than their
city counterparts to believe that their governments
would shift local matching funds to other programs
in case either the Federal LEAA or health
The Influence of Federal Block Grants on Spending of
Local Money, as Seen by City and County Officials: Part II,
Question: "If you received the specified block grant, (a) did it have
an effect, (b) and if so, did it increase or decrease local
A. Had an Effect?
B. Local Money
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