state aid

noun
financial support extended by a state government to a local institution serving the public, as a school or library.

Origin:
1855–60, Americanism

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State aid for work supports such as case managers has declined.
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Cuomo proposed to withhold a promised increase in state aid to any school districts that did not adopt an evaluation system.
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