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  What is a discretionary grant?

What is a discretionary grant?


Discretionary grants are defined as a nonrefundable, budget line grant awarded on a competitive basis. Examples include grants for research, evaluation, program development, and/or technical assistance; however, there is no common listing of discretionary grants since the natures of ACF programs often differ. Discretionary grants permit the Federal government, according to legislation, to exercise wide latitude and judgment in selecting both the projects to be supported and the recipients.

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