grant·​ee | \ gran-ˈtē How to pronounce grantee (audio) \

Definition of grantee

: one to whom a grant is made

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The federal government currently relies on about 2.1 million civil servants, 1.2 million grantees and the equivalent of four million full-time contractors to deliver goods and services on the public’s behalf. Paul C. Light, WSJ, "The Hidden Cost of a Government Shutdown," 27 Dec. 2018 This would presumably allow federal grantees to provide aid by telephone or through web portals, like online insurance brokers. Robert Pear, New York Times, "Trump Officials Slash Grants That Help Consumers Get Obamacare," 10 July 2018 The Gates Foundation completed its first round of $1.5 million in funding and will honor its obligations to existing grantees but won’t fund subsequent rounds, the Gates Foundation spokeswoman said. Nicolas Parasie, WSJ, "Gates Foundation Suspends Future Work With Saudi Crown Prince’s Charity," 1 Nov. 2018 Accepted grantees will be announced at next year’s Google I/O developer conference. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Google is hosting a global contest to develop AI that’s beneficial for humanity," 29 Oct. 2018 Chances are your local health clinic or Planned Parenthood is a Title X grantee. Mattie Quinn, SELF, "How to Get Birth Control and STI Testing If You’re on Your Parent’s Insurance," 5 Dec. 2018 The first is #LegalBugBounties, which is an effort started by Amit Elazari, a doctoral candidate at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law and a grantee of the university's Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "New open source effort: Legal code to make reporting security bugs safer," 2 Aug. 2018 Parties suing over the action include the city of Baltimore and the Healthy Teen Network, which represents grantees across the country. NBC News, "Notes, emails reveal Trump appointees' war to end HHS teen pregnancy program," 20 Mar. 2018 The cheek swabs are then sent to a laboratory where the samples are analyzed and then sent to the Health and Human Services Secretary's operations center, which shares them with HHS grantees. Alan Gomez, USA TODAY, "DNA tests on children separated at border from family: few answers, lots of questions," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of grantee

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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Financial Definition of grantee

What It Is

In the legal world, a grantee is a person who receives something.

How It Works

In real estate, a grantee is a person who receives property after a sale or other transfer of title. In business, a grantee could be a person who receives a stock option grant. The idea is that the grantee receives something from another person, often called the grantor.

Why It Matters

Grantees receive title and claim to assets of all kinds: stock options, real estate, or the legal use of some sort of asset. In contracts and other agreements, it is important to understand who exactly the grantee is.

Source: Investing Answers


grant·​ee | \ gran-ˈtē How to pronounce grantee (audio) \

Legal Definition of grantee

: one to whom a grant is made specifically : one to whom a grant by deed is made

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