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land grant

A grant of public lands by the government, usually for roads, railroads, or agricultural colleges.

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The preference in the land grant is given to applicants whose names appeared on a list of people selected for REDF's housing loans.
In response to decreased awareness and potential budget cuts, land grants have scrambled to demonstrate their value and accountability through the name branding and marketing of their services.
The investigators also found that plots in some prime locations had been granted to the wife of chairman of the land grant committee and his nephew.
To better understand British land grants as the authority for Florida real estate titles, U.
Wills show that Hill built his empire by coordinating the acquisition of federal land grants, seeking out influential friends such as railroad promoter and congressman Edmund Rice, and parlaying his business savvy into money-making opportunities.
Over a 50-year period starting in 1854, Congress directed implementation of the property protection provisions of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in New Mexico for community land grants through two distinct and successive procedures.
Through friendship with the military elite, the governors, and well-placed men like John Galt, Macdonell achieved the material advancement of his Church, specifically in land grants and pensions.
The main priorities of the Fiscal Year 2015 $44,179,000 operating budget are funding Inspire scholarships, competitive research grants and a $1 million land grant match.
In addition, the young nation had limited financial resources and often resorted to land grants to compensate certain sectors of the population.
The privately owned lands are parcels that checkerboard the Sierra Nevada river canyons -- a legacy of 19th century railroad land grants.
More limited forms of ownership (mining rights, for example), or simply smaller land grants, might be allocated to entities that send robotic probes to survey a territory (to a specified degree of precision).
Founded in 1843 as several Mexican land grants, Tejon Ranch is now home to farming operations, cattle grazing, oil production, mining, recreational activities, and limited development along the Interstate 5 corridor.