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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.
The mission of the land grant university is to provide education, research, and public outreach (extension) for the citizens in its state.
The committee found that a number of plots earmarked for the government's land grant program had gone to municipal officials and their relatives.
Even though the Percheman decision also adjudicated a Spanish land grant, comments of the court quoted here are equally applicable to British land grants in Florida.
The second period, from 1861-1872, reflects entrepreneurs' initial success in navigating government contracts, land grants, and lawmakers, as reflected in a burst of railroad construction and commercial, manufacturing, and farming interests.
Davidson County, one of the fastest-growing areas of the frontier, originally refused to join the Franklin cause, since the area's remoteness precluded bother from North Carolina tax collectors and (more important) its land grants were issued from across the mountains.
Much of this land was subject to pre-existing land grants to individuals, groups, and communities made by Spain and Mixico from the 17th to the mid-19th centuries, and the Treaty provided for U.S.
With a glowing introduction, Macdonell proceeded to York (today Toronto) to secure the land grants promised his flock in Britain.
was that they forced the issue that the federal government had a legitimate and significant role to play in higher education and in due course all of public education." The 1890 Morrill Act for the first time provided federal funds directly in annual appropriations (no longer via land grants) to the distinctive colleges established under the original Morrill Act of 1862.
The abolition of communal land grants, as contained in the Parti Warisan Sabah's election manifesto, will be carried out soon, says Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.