Categorical Grants: Definition & Examples


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What is the difference between a categorical grant and a block grant?

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1. How are formula-based categorical grants distributed?

2. How is money distributed in a project categorical grant?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Cement your understanding of categorical grants and how they compare to other grant types by using these study resources. The quiz contains multiple-choice questions on topics like examples of categorical grants and the distribution of these grants.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will help you evaluate your knowledge of the following:

  • Categorical grants vs. block grants
  • Distribution of formula-based categorical grants
  • Distribution of money in a project categorical grant
  • Federal government influence over local governments
  • Common examples of categorical grants

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as block grant and formula-based categorical grant
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on categorical grants
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the characteristics of categorical grants and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the distribution of funds in various types of categorical grants

Additional Learning

Review the corresponding lesson, Categorical Grants: Definition & Examples, for additional details on this grant type. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Understand how categorical grants are tied to the federal system
  • Explore the types of categorical grants
  • Review some real-world examples of categorical grants