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block grant

A method of administering Medicaid benefits under which the US Federal government provides a block of funding to the state, which then decides how to allocate available resources.
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Assume also that the college makes small bloc grants to campus organizations to enable each to operate.
In accordance with the Endowment's three-year reauthorization legislation passed in 1990, the 1993 budget request includes a 5 percent increase in funds allocated to state arts agencies for bloc grants and underserved communities, bringing the total funds distributed to state arts agencies to 35 percent of all NEA program funds, up from the 20 percent earmarked for the states in 1990.