block grant


block grant
A grant made to an organization in the public sector, in which the organization is allowed to decide by its own procedures how to spend the grant.

Accounting dictionary. 2014.

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  • block grant — ➔ grant1 * * * block grant UK US noun [C] ECONOMICS, FINANCE ► an amount of money given by a government to particular areas of a country to spend on public services such as houses, roads, etc.: »Cuts in federal block grant funding have made it… …   Financial and business terms

  • block grant — n: an unrestricted federal grant Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • block grant — n. a grant of federal funds to a state or local government for discretionary use in funding a block of programs, with or without guidelines …   English World dictionary

  • block grant — block′ grant n. gov an unrestricted federal grant • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • block grant — noun count money that a national government gives to local governments to pay for services such as education and health …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • block grant — noun a grant of federal money to state and local governments to support social welfare programs block grants reduce federal responsibility for social welfare • Hypernyms: ↑grant, ↑subsidization, ↑subsidisation * * * I. noun : a fixed grant of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Block grant — In a federal system of government, a block grant is a large sum of money granted by the national government to a regional government with only general provisions as to the way it is to be spent. This can be contrasted with a categorical grant… …   Wikipedia

  • block grant — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms block grant : singular block grant plural block grants money that a national government gives to local governments to pay for services such as education and health …   English dictionary

  • block grant — subsidijų programa statusas Aprobuotas sritis Europos Sąjungos finansų politika apibrėžtis Negrąžintinos paramos programa, skirta pareiškėjų parengtiems paprojekčiams remti ir šios programos administravimo išlaidoms padengti. atitikmenys: angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • block grant — noun Date: 1900 an unrestricted federal grant …   New Collegiate Dictionary