Piece Of This Huge Grant Pie! Why Do They WANT To Give You This Money? Your elected politicians push through bills that fund various grant programs. They do this to help specific groups in their area. They do this to get re-elected in their district. If these agencies DON'T give out their entire budget, every year, they will have that budget reduced the following year! These agencies WANT to give ALL their budget away. If they don't give it ALL away they'll have to cut staff and lose some of their political clout. They NEED to give their entire budget away!