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Sometimes these funds are awarded as [[block_grants|Block Grants]]. There are arguments for and against such grants but in general they are a good thing. They are given without a lot of strings attached as to how the money must be spent and with whom. So the receiving agency, which is familiar with the local area and its needs, can decide where it is needed most. Often these funds go to local nonprofits and other groups who serve those in need. You can find out what block grants may be available in your area by checking your state or county web pages, or by doing an internet search with "block grants" and the name of your county. Sometimes these funds are awarded as [[block_grants|Block Grants]]. There are arguments for and against such grants but in general they are a good thing. They are given without a lot of strings attached as to how the money must be spent and with whom. So the receiving agency, which is familiar with the local area and its needs, can decide where it is needed most. Often these funds go to local nonprofits and other groups who serve those in need. You can find out what block grants may be available in your area by checking your state or county web pages, or by doing an internet search with "block grants" and the name of your county.
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 + * Sadly too many people still think that they can find some sort of grant department where all the have to do is fill out some sort of application and they will receive a grant, just because they ask. This is not the case. Grants are given for specific reasons and purposes -- and not simply cause someone has a particular need. Still there are some grants that go to individuals as well as to organizations. You can get a good idea of what grants really are and where you might be able to apply for a grant in [[apply_for_a_grant|Apply For A Grant]].
A potential new block grant may help you understand the benefit and the impact of block grants. President Trump promised during his campaign that he favored such a grant in the area of education. That grant would (and hopefully will) provide vouchers or other financial assistance so that every child - not just the rich - can choose to go to a private school or a charter school rather than be required to attend a public school. Many public schools are great, but unfortunately many in the inner city and low income areas are failing are children. As of today - February 7 - Betsy DeVos has won the role of Education Secretary. That could be a very good sign for the likelihood that this will come to pass. A potential new block grant may help you understand the benefit and the impact of block grants. President Trump promised during his campaign that he favored such a grant in the area of education. That grant would (and hopefully will) provide vouchers or other financial assistance so that every child - not just the rich - can choose to go to a private school or a charter school rather than be required to attend a public school. Many public schools are great, but unfortunately many in the inner city and low income areas are failing are children. As of today - February 7 - Betsy DeVos has won the role of Education Secretary. That could be a very good sign for the likelihood that this will come to pass.
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  * **Small Business Administration:** promotes and encourages small businesses through grants to related organizations and by providing a wide range of education and support.   * **Small Business Administration:** promotes and encourages small businesses through grants to related organizations and by providing a wide range of education and support.
  * **Social Security Administration:** leads and manages the U.S. Social Security programs.   * **Social Security Administration:** leads and manages the U.S. Social Security programs.
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