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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As for fiscal autonomy of the Bangsamoro region, Lobregat said that the bloc grant will still be there "but it will be five percent of national taxes including customs."
She added: "Since the Tories came into power we have seen over a billion pounds cut from the North's bloc grant and local schools and children are paying the price."
This is especially serious for Wales which has a huge net fiscal deficit, involving a massive subsidy from the UK Treasury, estimated at PS14.7bn in 2014-15 - a figure similar to the entire Welsh Government bloc grant.