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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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A successful block grant that improves the health of mothers and children should be given adequate funding support, APHA and partners said in a March 7 letter to congressional leaders of the House and Senate appropriations committee.
Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri has given the assurance that safeguards were already in place that would ensure that the block grant to be given to the proposed Bangsamoro region will be used properly.
The Congressional panel on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) has agreed to retain the automatic appropriation of the annual block grant or development fund for the Bangsamoro government.
OKLAHOMA CITY The Oklahoma Department of Human Services Child Care Services has scheduled a public hearing to receive the Child Care Development Block Grant at 1 p.m.
In its review, HUD discovered that the city had a balance in its line of credit that was equal to 1.79 times its annual block grant allocation.
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.
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.), Bangalore, for the five financial years from 2012-13 to 2016-17.
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.
The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) is the primary source of federal funding for child care subsidies for low-income working families and to improve child care quality for low-income families.