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Federal Grants to State and Local Governments: A Historical Perspective on Contemporary Issues

Categories: Congress,Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,History

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R40638.pdf

Federal grants account for about one-third of total state funding and more than half of state funding for health care and public assistance.  This report provides a historical synopsis of the evolving nature of the federal grants-in-aid system with a focus on the role that Congress has played in the system’s scope and nature.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists