Crossover sanctions are usually handled by the federal government. A crossover sanction is when the government holds money that is sanctioned for one area of government until something in another department is resolved. Technically they are crossing over sanction lines to make sure something gets done they way they want. The crossover is completely legal as long as it is unbiased to sex, race, and other issues that could be viewed as discriminatory. The stipulations off the crossover sanction must be the same across the board.