TITLE

FORMULA GRANTS: Funding for the Largest Federal Assistance Programs Is Based on Census-Related Data and Other Factors

PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
GAO Reports;12/16/2009, preceding p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Documents
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explores how much the federal government obligates to the largest federal assistance programs on the basis of the decennial census and related data in the U.S. It examines how the Recovery Act changed the amount of funding and the factors affecting the role of population in grant funding formulas. It also identifies the 10 of the largest federal assistance programs in fiscal years 2008 and 2009 based on the 2010 fiscal budget.
ACCESSION #
47122241

 

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