block grant

noun
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of block grant

: an unrestricted grant made by the U.S. federal government to state and local governments to be used at their discretion to pay especially for social services that were formerly paid for through specific federal programs

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First Known Use of block grant

1966


Law Dictionary

block grant

noun

legal Definition of block grant

: an unrestricted federal grant

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