SOURCE: CDC, Division of STD Prevention. Unpublished data, October 1996.
Block Grant Proposals
Current proposals from the Department of Health and Human Services would consolidate many federal categorical programs into block grants that each state would allocate among competing health needs and among local public and private sector agencies. A Senate legislative proposal would consolidate and replace 12 CDC categorical programs with 1 or 2 block grants. The Department of Health and Human Services advocates consolidating these CDC programs into three new public health "Performance Partnership Grants," including one for HIV/AIDS, STD, and TB. Performance Partnership Grants are essentially block grants that