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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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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.S.C.
Federal-aid program funds come with guidelines from Congress regarding how they may be spent, and Federal-aid projects must meet not only Federal, but also State and local road-building requirements.
If the transportation community can draw a single lesson from 100 years of the Federal-Aid Highway Program, 60 years of the interstate system and the Highway Trust Fund, and five decades of FHWA and USDOT, it is this: Our workforce and partners are the lifeblood of the Federal-Aid Highway Program.
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.
With MacDonald representing Page's views in his absence, the committee drafted a Federal-aid bill that provided for Federal funds to be apportioned among the States for improvement of "Rural Post Roads, Military Roads, and Roads used for interstate commerce." To be eligible for these Federal-aid funds, a State would have to establish a highway agency capable of carrying out the provisions of the law.
The federal-aid highway program provides over $25 billion a year to states for highway and bridge projects, often paying 80 percent of these projects' costs.
These agencies receive about $7 billion annually in Federal-aid funding, or roughly 15 percent of the entire budget for the Federal-Aid Highway Program.
In 2004, both houses of Congress approved separate legislation to reauthorize the federal-aid highway program to help meet the Nation's surface transportation needs, enhance mobility, and promote economic growth.

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