block grant

(redirected from Block grants)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Financial.

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
References in periodicals archive ?
oppose mandating such requirements arguing that they would punish children and undermine the entire concept of block grants, which is to give maximum flexibility to the states to run their own programs.
Indian Housing Block Grants have an important role in helping tribal communities maintain and improve the availability of affordable housing on their lands, said Senator Collins.
This is not unique to the region, for example Region 10 (Northern Mindanao) is getting P83 billion, Region 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula) P77 billion, Region 11 (Davao) P78 billion on block grants or development funds for their region,' he said, noting that at present, the existing Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) receives a measly P33 billion.
Worcester city councilors tonight will get official word of some $2 million that must be repaid to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development as the result of years of mismanagement of federal housing block grants on the part of some contract agencies throughout the city, along with a lack of proper oversight and follow-through by the city.
House Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) has introduced legislation that would convert six USDA nutrition programs to block grants to each of the 50 states.
In a fiscal switcheroo, Texas could free up state dollars to fund the embattled Women's Health Program by seeking federal block grants for other programs, the state's health commissioner wrote in a letter to House Democrats on Tuesday.
For the AMA to go on record as supporting block grants would cause millions of children to be thrown under the uninsured bus," he said.
House of Representatives recently proposed a fundamental change in the structure of Medicaid, favoring block grants to states rather than matching funds.
These include the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program and several block grants.
The other two projects the board will vote on will also be funded by the energy block grants about $1.
100 million in block grants for arts and music programs in kindergarten through eighth grade.
Delaware, Ohio, received a $500,000 grant from The Ohio Small Cities Community Development Block Grants program (The Ohio Dept.