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Issues related to federal block grant proposals.

Issues related to federal block grant proposals.

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Published by Florida Advisory Council on Intergovernmental Relations in Tallahassee, FL .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Block grants -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      SeriesReport-in-brief, Report-in-brief (Florida Advisory Council on Intergovernmental Relations)
      ContributionsFlorida Advisory Council on Intergovernmental Relations.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHJ275 .I873 1996
      The Physical Object
      Paginationi, 11 p. ;
      Number of Pages11
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL633144M
      LC Control Number96621236
      OCLC/WorldCa34425860

      The amount each state receives in its basic TANF block grant was the same in FY as it was in FY There have been no adjustments to the basic block grant since then for changes in circumstances, such as inflation, the size of the cash assistance caseload, the size of the poverty population, or other relevant factors. CMS is seeking to make the block grant option more appealing by allowing states to divert federal Medicaid funds into other state priorities if they underspend the block grant. This policy, however, would further deepen the Medicaid cuts, add to the access issues beneficiaries face under a block grant, and squeeze already thin Medicaid margins.

        The Tennessee proposal does not call for a pure block grant model. Although it would establish a fixed annual payment to the state from the federal government — about $ billion, according to the draft proposal — the state would get additional federal funds if enrollment grew beyond specified averages.   The tentative contract calls for Public Consulting to draft a paper by June 30 studying whether or not the initiatives will save the state money, according to the request for proposals .

      Focuses on the impact of the option block grant proposals being considered by United States Congress and the Administration on federal nutrition programs and the alternatives for reform that address the programs' problems. Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC); A new look at label language. Medicaid Block Grant Proposals President Reagan proposed changing Medicaid into a block grant pro-gram in , Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich proposed it in , and President Bush proposed it in President George H.W. Bush also considered the idea but withdrew it before it was drawn up as a specific proposal.


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Issues related to federal block grant proposals Download PDF EPUB FB2

Block grants (United States) Through a block grant program for Medicaid, for example, each state would receive a set amount of money from the federal government.

The block grants can be set based on "per capita" or on the needs of the state. Each state has to fill any funding gap if there is a difference between their spending and the amount set by the federal government.

A close read of the final proposal makes clear that, essentially, the state is seeking a large block of federal funding (about $8 billion), freed of legal constraints, with the freedom to make. The block grant will hurt patients and be Issues related to federal block grant proposals.

book for our state. The federal government accepted public comments on the Medicaid block grant proposal until Dec. 27–the federal comment period has now ended.

Here’s why this policy change matters: The block grant invites discrimination against patients with costly medical conditions. The block grant proposal would exclude some Medicaid expenses, including outpatient prescription drugs, payments to hospitals that serve a large number of low-income patients, and payments on.

One proposal would convert Medicaid into a block grant: States would be given a fixed amount of federal money each year to spend on Medicaid services, rather than being reimbursed for a proportion of each dollar spent, as is currently the case.

13–15 In exchange for taking on increased financial risks, states would be given increased power to. Federal Grants, Funding & Benefit Programs.

To sort through the federal grant programs, the authoritative source is the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA). This catalog lists all of the available funding programs to all levels of government, nonprofit organizations, for-profit businesses, and other eligible entities. Block grant funding levels typically are fixed; this contrasts with an entitlement structure, in which anyone who is eligible for benefits or services can receive them and funding increases automatically and immediately to respond to increased need due to economic downturns, natural disasters, or higher-than-expected costs (such as when a new.

Recent news reports indicate that the Trump administration is seeking to authorize states to convert open-ended federal Medicaid funds into a block grant system, and a formal proposal. Block grants are an intergovernmental reform that gained momentum in the 's during the Nixon administration as a strategy for dealing with the fragmentation and incoherence brought about by the proliferation of grant-in-aid programs during the 's, when both the number and the dollar amount of federal grants tripled.

The vast majority of these new grant programs were categorical grants. States participating in the Healthy Adult Opportunity will be required to report on a set of key quality measures. In a new initiative specific to Healthy Adult Opportunity, states will report real-time performance indicators to CMS for detection of any potential beneficiary quality or access issues that need to be quickly addressed.

Trump Administration’s Budget Would Eliminate Federal Funding for Charter Schools The funding would be rolled into a new $ billion block grant along with 28. Under its proposed modified block grant, Tennessee would no longer draw down federal dollars based on a fixed federal match percentage and on.

“The Trump administration’s announcement today is a game changer,” said Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, a Republican who plans to expand coverage up to ACA levels and pursue a block grant.

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.

Not all administration proposals are explicitly described as block grants. Each proposal discussed here, however, includes the defining characteristics of a block grant.

See Coalition on Human Needs () for further details regarding Bush administration initiatives in block.

Proposals to block grant programs that previously guaranteed benefits to individuals who met a set of defined qualifications (called entitlements) present special issues because shifting from. In President Trump’s budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins in October, the stand-alone charter schools fund would be dissolved into a broad educational block grant to the states.

Large portions of a block grant proposal could be achieved through budgetary reconciliation, both Park and Miller said. That means it could. This paper compares the preestablished funding levels proposed in and with what actually happened to federal Medicaid spending.

Its results show that previous block grant proposals’ funding levels at the national and state levels were quite different from what was anticipated and what occurred. FFY Block Grant Application.

INTRODUCTION. This is an application for SAMHSA’s Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG) and Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) as authorized by sections of Title XIX, Part B, Subpart I of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C F.§§ xx-9) and.

the block grant share of federal aid in this category, from 11 to 16 percent.4 The proportion of transportation funding in block grant form, which rose above 30 percent in, andhas fallen under the Bush administration. Despite new block grant proposals in this area, the FY budget would continue the downward trend because.

There are many problems with how funding agencies currently operate. Academic researchers might not receive funding because of gender, affiliation, or ethnicity biases.

In addition, deciding who receives federal funding is an expensive process. The process also seems to be unreliable. Luck plays a bigger role than it should in the grant award.

President Trump’s budget aims some of its largest cuts at existing block grant programs. Meanwhile, the Administration and congressional Republicans are pursuing health legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and convert Medicaid to a per capita cap or a block grant as well as considering proposals to block-grant other programs, putting funding for critical assistance .