state aid


: public monies appropriated by a state government for the partial support or improvement of a public local institution

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Refusal to comply with the rule could impact schools' eligibility for state aid, according to ABC 7 in New York City. Taylor Penley, Fox News, 18 Apr. 2023 During a news conference Monday, community and business leaders heralded a change in voter attitudes in approving the pro-immigrant legislation, nearly 16 years after Arizona voters overwhelmingly decided to bar undocumented students from receiving state aid. The Arizona Republic, 14 Nov. 2022 The mayor is calling for federal and state aid. Samantha Beech, CNN, 7 Oct. 2022 Municipalities that do not cut the number of officers would receive more in state aid. Scott Bauer, Star Tribune, 22 June 2021 However, money the organization spent purchasing food has risen by more than 385%, jumping from $5.6 million to $27.2 million during the same period, with 80% of the funding coming from individual and corporate gifts and the rest from federal and state aid. Nelson Coffin,, 5 Apr. 2021 To qualify for state aid, applicants must have eligible uninsured losses, according to the notice. Will Langhorne, Arkansas Online, 28 Jan. 2023 Yet some moderate parties and union leaders have begun organizing rallies in the rest of the country to demand more state aid for people, in a sign that economic discontent—if not opposition to supporting Ukraine—is spreading despite the government’s relief measures. Bojan Pancevski, WSJ, 27 Oct. 2022 And as municipalities complete their applications for state aid this fall, leaders say one question still looms large. Keith M. Phaneuf, Hartford Courant, 14 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of state aid was in 1855

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“State aid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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