What are the advantages of grants?

The grant should be specific to the problem (i.e. health care, education or other special need programs) and should be focused on obtaining a cost effective solution for the individual. The grant should come from the federal government or, if the grant is sponsored by the organization, from private sources (such as philanthropy or private industry). The grantor must provide a list of specific beneficiaries, which will be provided to the recipient as part of the application.

Where will the grant be expended and how much will it cost? Will there be a need for additional costs to be borne by the private grantee as compared to the state-funded institution? For instance, will the total cost amount to more than what is available from federal government sources?

Who will receive the grant? Will there be a set amount to be distributed at the end of year two (or three, etc., etc.), or could there be additional grantees? If additional grantees are needed, will the grant amount include them?

How much will private or public sector resources be allocated?

What are the benefits/disadvantages of government-funded education? Is it appropriate for a government-supported program to replace a more free market education? Will the school be required to maintain the quality of its teaching or will the program be more market-based?

How many states will participate in this program?

How will the program be evaluated?

Will the state-funded schools be required to be inspected regularly, and, if so, which government inspectors?

If the grantee’s own staff is able to assist in obtaining information from government officials, what kind of information should the grantee be asked to provide?

What are the requirements of the grant? Should there be a requirement that the organization, the grantee and/or its representatives submit written reports of the operation of the grant programs?

Are there any restrictions on the amount or types of private grants? For example, can the cost of providing services exceed the grantee’s allowable funds?

What is the role of the local/state health department?

How will the state department and the local/state health department operate the program?

How will the grantee receive the grant money? Does the grantee need to have the right to receive the money from the government (i.e. be able to accept it or decline to accept it?

What information will be required by the grantee as part of the