block grant

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block grant

n.
An unrestricted federal grant, as to a locality.

block grant

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Britain) an annual grant made by the government to a local authority to help to pay for the public services it provides, such as health, education, and housing

block′ grant`


n.
an unrestricted federal grant.
[1895–1900]
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Noun1.block grant - a grant of federal money to state and local governments to support social welfare programsblock grant - a grant of federal money to state and local governments to support social welfare programs; "block grants reduce federal responsibility for social welfare"
grant, subsidisation, subsidization - the act of providing a subsidy
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Talks between Finance Secretary Swinney and Tory negotiator Greg Hands have stalled over how the Scottish bloc grant will be worked out when Holyrood begins raising its own taxes.
The government says that its commitment for additional schools cash means it is keeping its promise to maintain schools funding at 1% above the bloc grant.