Mandatory Grant Awards
FY 2006 Mandatory Dollars: $190,534,298,567
FY 2006 Mandatory Awards: 4,909
FY 2006 Mandatory Recipients: 1,181
HHS mandatory grant awards comprise 83% of the total FY 2006 HHS grant funds, but only 6% of the total number of grant awards. Mandatory grants are those that a Federal agency is required by statute to award if the applicant, usually a State, submits an acceptable State Plan or application, and meets the eligibility and compliance requirements of the statutory and regulatory provisions of the grant program. Mandatory grants are either block and/or formula, entitlement, and may be further classified as open-ended or close-ended.
|Award Type||Number of Awards||Dollars|
HHS awards three types of mandatory grants:
Block: A block grant is typically a consolidation of related programs into one legislative package. The block grant recipient, usually a State, has substantial authority over the use of grant funds and the type of activities to support with minimal Federal control and direction. The authorizing legislation determines the purpose of the block grant, who is eligible, the scope of the program, and how the award amount will be determined. Block grants may be referred to as formula grants. Formula grants typically are prescribed by law or regulation and based on factors such as population, poverty level, or other relevant data.
|93.558||Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)||ACF||115||$16,974,446,472|
|93.596||Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)||ACF||616||$4,940,634,359|
|93.959||Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant||SAMHSA||
Closed-Ended: A mandatory grant where the award constitutes an upper limit on the amount of funds the Federal Government may pay for program activities. The grants for State and community programs on aging, under Title III of the Older Americans Act are closed-ended grants. Entitlement grants may also be categorized as close-ended. The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) is a closed-ended entitlement grant program.
|93.045||Special Programs for the Aging, Title III, Part C, Nutrition||AoA||56||$1,091,238,898|
|93.556||Promoting Safe and Stable Families||ACF||224||$405,793,158|
|93.645||Child Welfare Services State Grants||ACF||216||$283,759,775|
|93.767||State Children's Insurance Program (SCHIP)||CMS||68||$2,652,370,536|
Open-Ended: A mandatory grant where there is no upper limit on the amount of funds the Federal Government will pay for allowable services and activities, where the Federal Government pays a statutorily-required share of costs without dollar limits. The principal open-ended entitlement grants of the Social Security Act are: 1) Medical Assistance (Medicaid); 2) Foster Care and Adoption Assistance; and 3) Child Support Enforcement and Establishment of Paternity.
|93.778||Medicaid; Title XIX||CMS||175||$143,848,766,508|
|93.658||Foster Care: Title IV-E||ACF||68||$4,337,654,751|
|93.563||Child Support Enforcement (CSE)||ACF||104||$3,123,128,546|