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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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Tenders are invited for Community Development Block Grant Program (cdbg) Consultant
Augustus said his recommendation to pay down a portion of the Section 108 loan stems from an issue identified by HUD in May regarding how the city was carrying out its federal Community Development Block Grant program.
is is not the case as the government in its block grant takes into account the lost council tax from exempted domestic properties occupied by students, universities, non-profit making, charities, under 18 year olds, caravans and boats, etc.
I was proud to join my Urban Caucus Co-Chair, Congressman Chaka Fattah, to author this resolution and highlight the success of the Community Development Block Grant program," said Congressman Mike Turner .
8 ( ANI ): The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal for introduction of a Revised Block Grant Scheme for funding Non-Plan expenditure to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc.
Despite opposition from conservative Republicans, the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday advanced a proposal that would reform Medicaid by allowing the state to request a block grant from the federal government and expand coverage to low-income Texans.
The New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority has approved a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant to the city of Concord to help fund expansion of the Boys and Girls Club.
The problem for us was that as soon as we started to use that borrowing power to any significant degree, the Treasury would deduct it pound for pound from the Annual Block Grant.
A House Republican aide told the press that the four GOP members introduced the bill with an eye on the lame-duck session and the possibility the block grant idea might be included in deficit reduction efforts or considered for the farm bill, which is stalled in the House over differences about SNAP spending levels.
2055, signed by the president just before Christmas, included a nearly $40 million increase for the Mental Health Block Grant program, the first increase for that program in nearly 10 years.
Further cuts to a public health block grant program known as Prevent Block would "further jeopardize public health programs already strained by tightening budgets," APHA said in a letter sent to members of the House Appropriations Committee Sept.
The state government, meanwhile, has objected to the block grant idea.