Block Grant

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Block Grant

A large amount of money that a national government gives to a regional government with only general parameters on how it should be spent. For example, the national government may fund a province's medical program, but leave the specifics to the province's own government.
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In Guggenheim's Indonesia program, on the other hand, village councils that successfully completed a project could bid for a second bloc grant.
Whether looked at from the English or Scottish perspective, tax devolution is the logical answer to ongoing debates about budgets and bloc grants.
Some incentives are so specific to a particular community or are available to any community, such as the Community Development Bloc Grants, that there is no difference in benefit and, thus, were not included in the model.