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Meaning of "block grant" - Business English Dictionary

block grant

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 more difficult for the city to support community development projects.
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