For this discussion, consider the following:

  • You apply for federal help in funding a program aimed at improving minority health care in your area. The program serves people of all ages who are suffering from specified ailments, but has a means testing eligibility requirement that limits aid based on income level. Investigate which type of grant funding, categorical or block, would be better for this program, and provide resources to substantiate you choice.

Use this unit’s readings to inform your discussion.


Use your Social Policy and Social Programs text to complete the following:

  • Read Chapter 7, “How Do We Pay for Social Welfare Policies and Programs?” pages 139–157. Chambers, D. E., & Bonk, J. F. (2013). Social policy and social programs: A method for the practical public policy analyst (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.