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noun allotment, allowance, backing, bounty, contribution, gift, grant, grant-in-aid, stipend, subsistence, subvention
Associated concepts: government subsidy
See also: aid, alimony, annuity, assistance, benefit, commission, consideration, contribution, donation, endowment, fee, grant, help, loan, maintenance, payment, pension, perquisite, recompense

SUBSIDY, Eng. law. An aid, tax or tribute granted by parliament to the king for the urgent occasions of the kingdom, to be levied on every subject of ability, according to the value of his lands or goods. Jacob's Law. Dict. h.t.
     2. The assistance given in money by one nation to another to enable it the better to carry on a war, when such nation does not join directly in the war, is called a subsidy. Vattel, liv. 3, Sec. 82. See Neutrality.

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One tool that States are using to help save time and money on locally administered Federal-aid projects is stakeholder partnering.
The Federal-Aid Highway and Highway Revenue Act of 1956 (70 Stat 374 and 70 Stat 387) was the first act that authorized separate funds for the ER program (the program is codified 23 U.
that involves work on a Federal-Aid project in excess of $2,000.
Looking back 100 years to the creation of the Federal-aid highway program in 1916 and 60 years ago to the launch of the interstate construction program in 1956, it is easy to forget that these landmark laws that shaped the agency, its legacy, and the United States were not foregone conclusions.
By deciding that they would use a proven training resource produced by FHWA to augment their course content: Federal-aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies.
Covenants by the board and ADOT provide additional protection and include: commitments to obligate funds for debt service as soon as practicable after the beginning of the federal fiscal year; not obligating funds for any other purpose until funds for debt service have been obligated; and, conversion of another advance construction project to a regular federal-aid project to provide sufficient obligation authority for debt service on the notes (in the unlikely event that no new obligation authority is available due to a delayed budget or multi-year reauthorization bill).
In addition, States could use highway right-of-way for publicly owned mass transit facilities, including rail lines, without repaying Federal-aid funds used to acquire the property.
Although some of the larger local public agencies are frequent recipients of Federal-aid highway funds and understand what is required of them, many smaller ones have less experience with the program.
For example, the federal-aid highway program creates the opportunity for substitution because states typically spend substantially more than the amount required to meet federal matching requirements--usually 20 percent.
They are broadly defined in the master indenture as funds derived from federal-aid authorization under the national highway system, bridges, surface transportation, congestion mitigation and air quality, and minimum guarantee programs.
These agencies build and maintain this network using a variety of funding sources, including dollars provided through the Federal-Aid llighway Program.
GAO agreed to (1) identify local jurisdictions that are using photo enforcement devices--red-light cameras or photo radar--on federal-aid highways; (2) identify local jurisdictions that have received federal funding for photo enforcement; and (3) determine, for those jurisdictions that have received federal funding, how much revenue their photo enforcement programs have generated and the amount of that revenue received by private contractors.

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