A Summary of the Legislative Provisions of the Block Grants Created by the 1981 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act

IPE-83-2: Published: Dec 30, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1982.

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GAO prepared a summary of the block grant provisions of the 1981 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, which created new block grants in the areas of health, education, community and social services, energy assistance, and community development.

The summaries were developed from the act and its accompanying conference report. They are general in nature and highlight key provisions of the enabling legislation. GAO stated that they are not intended to be an exhaustive listing of the requirements of each block grant and they generally do not cover the implementing regulations issued by the federal agencies.

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