GRANTS TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: An Overview of Federal Funding Levels and Selected Challenges

Czerwinski, Stanley J.; Davis, Beryl H.
September 2012
GAO Reports;9/25/2012, preceding p1
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The article focuses on the report of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to Tom Carper and Scott Brown of the U.S. Senate on grants extended by the federal government to states and local governments. The report cites the challenges related to the measurement of grant performance and the creation of uncoordinated grant programs. The report also shows the importance of grant spending to the entirety of federal spending.


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