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Justice Variable Passthrough Data, 1990: Anti-Drug Abuse Formula Grants

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February 1992
This report presents the 1990 variable passthrough (VPT) for anti-drug abuse formula grants as authorized under the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988; comprehensive technical information about the VPT data are also provided.

The Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, of which the Anti-Drug Abuse Act is a part, includes a formula to determine the amount of each State's grant and requires the passthrough of funds to local governments with the use of VPT data. The VPT data tells each State government how much of its total award it can use at the State level and how much it must pass through to local governments. In fiscal 1990, the VPT share for local governments ranged from 22 percent in Alaska to 67 percent in Minnesota. This range reflects differences in the organization of criminal justice functions across the States. For the most part, State governments with high VPT percents have organized more criminal justice services at the State level compared to other States where similar services are organized at the local level. This report discusses why variable passthrough percents change, the impact of such changes, and why 1990 variable passthrough data are the most recent data available for fiscal 1992 grants. 2 tables and 3 figures

Date Published: February 1, 1992