- a subsidy furnished by a central government to a local one to help finance a public project, as the construction of a highway or school.
- a financial subsidy given to an individual or institution for research, educational, or cultural purposes.
Origin of grant-in-aid
First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for grant-in-aid
Under the grant-in-aid system missionaries are allowed full liberty in giving Christian instruction to their pupils.Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877
Towards this expense the British government gave a grant-in-aid of 800,000, and the balance was borne by the Egyptian treasury.
Initial deficit to be supplied by a grant-in-aid, diminishing annually and terminable in a short period, say, seven years.The Framework of Home Rule
Grant-in-aid programs will be improved and simplified as desired by many of our local administrators and our Governors.
It is quite certain that not the smallest odium would attach to the acceptance of a Liberal grant-in-aid.The History of the Fabian Society
Edward R. Pease
- a sum of money granted by one government to a lower level of government or to a dependency for a programme, etc
- education a grant provided by the central government or local education authority to ensure consistent standards in buildings and other facilities