block grant


block grant
noun
a grant of federal money to state and local governments to support social welfare programs
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block grants reduce federal responsibility for social welfare

Hypernyms: ↑grant, ↑subsidization, ↑subsidisation

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I. noun
: a fixed grant of money made by the British parliament to local governing authorities
II. noun
: an unrestricted federal grant

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a consolidated grant of federal funds, formerly allocated for specific programs, that a state or local government may use at its discretion for such programs as education or urban development.
[1895-1900]

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block grant noun
A general grant made by the central government to a local authority for all its services
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Main Entry:block

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block grant UK US noun [countable] [singular block grant plural block grants]
money that a national government gives to local governments to pay for services such as education and health
Thesaurus: help with social problemshyponym

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block grant,
a fixed grant of money given by the government to local communities instead of separate grants for specific projects: »

The H.U.D. office has turned down Hempstead's application for a community block grant (New York Times).

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n. a grant from a central government that a local authority can allocate to a wide range of services

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • block grant — n: an unrestricted federal grant Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • block grant — n. a grant of federal funds to a state or local government for discretionary use in funding a block of programs, with or without guidelines …   English World dictionary

  • block grant — block′ grant n. gov an unrestricted federal grant • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • block grant — noun count money that a national government gives to local governments to pay for services such as education and health …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Block grant — In a federal system of government, a block grant is a large sum of money granted by the national government to a regional government with only general provisions as to the way it is to be spent. This can be contrasted with a categorical grant… …   Wikipedia

  • block grant — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms block grant : singular block grant plural block grants money that a national government gives to local governments to pay for services such as education and health …   English dictionary

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  • block grant — A grant made to an organization in the public sector, in which the organization is allowed to decide by its own procedures how to spend the grant …   Accounting dictionary

  • block grant — noun Date: 1900 an unrestricted federal grant …   New Collegiate Dictionary