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  City of Toronto: Children Services
Fee subsidy is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so plan to apply well in advance of when you need it as there is a waiting list.
You must have filed an income tax return to apply for fee subsidy, unless you are a recent immigrant to Canada and would not yet have filed your first tax return.
Fee subsidy is available only to help you with the cost of child care while you are in an approved activity.
www.toronto.ca /children/subsidy.htm   (2484 words)

  Subsidy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In economics, a subsidy is generally a monetary grant given by government to lower the price faced by producers or consumers of a good, generally because it is considered to be in the public interest.
Subsidies protect the consumer from paying the full price of the good consumed, however they also prevent the consumer from receiving the full value of the thing not consumed – in that sense, a subsidized society is a consumption society because it unfairly encourages consumption more than conservation.
Subsidies are paid for by taxation which creates a deadweight loss for that activity which is taxed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Subsidy   (1088 words)

 subsidy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Subsidies were used in England in the later Middle Ages, when Parliament granted funds to the king to augment or replace customs and other taxes collected by royal prerogative; such early subsidies later became the means by which the power of taxation was taken from the king and lodged in Parliament.
Subsidies have also been granted by one country to another country to aid it in pursuing a war effort, to gain its goodwill, or to help stabilize its economy.
Very similar to a subsidy is a bounty, except that it usually takes the form of a per-unit premium or reward for a service already performed.
www.bartleby.com /65/su/subsidy.html   (413 words)

 Adoption Subsidies - New York State Adoption Service - New York State Office of Children and Family Services
Maintenance subsidies continue until the child is 21, unless the adoptive parent is no longer legally responsible for the support of the child or the child is no longer receiving any support from the adoptive parent.
Subsidies are provided to help meet the special needs of caring for handicapped and hard-to-place children and to encourage and facilitate their adoption.
Subsidies are provided as part of the adoption process in over 80 percent of cases; therefore, it is important that the application process should be familiar to caseworkers.
www.ocfs.state.ny.us /adopt/subsidy.asp   (1952 words)

 Subsidy Estimates for FHA Mortgage Guarantees
The subsidy estimate for each cohort is calculated on the basis of the contract terms of the loan guarantee and the economic forecast used to project future loan terminations from prepayments and defaults.
Yet the probability that the actual subsidy could be positive (and therefore costly to the government) is only 5.3 percent (53 of the 1,000 estimates), as indicated by the small area under the curve to the right of zero in Figure 1.
In general, the distribution of subsidy estimates is a useful supplement to the mean-value point estimate because it indicates the range of outcomes consistent with past experience as well as the likelihood of favorable and unfavorable results.
www.cbo.gov /showdoc.cfm?index=4857&sequence=0   (4318 words)

 bernie :: article :: U.S. Drug Subsidy Benefits Employers   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The subsidy won't be paid for another two years, but the Financial Accounting Standards Board of Norwalk, Conn., gave permission Wednesday for companies to book the value of their anticipated government payments in 2003 financial statements, if they believe they can accurately predict the effect of the subsidy.
The subsidy will be significant at companies with thousands of retirees ages 65 or older, because prescription-drug costs make up a large part of the expenses that employers incur for seniors under their retiree medical plans.
So if an employer and a retiree each pay $1,000 toward the retiree's medical costs, the employer's subsidy is calculated on the full $2,000, bringing the company a total subsidy of $490, rather than the $210 that it would get if it received a subsidy only on its share.
bernie.house.gov /documents/articles/20040108175625.asp   (1027 words)

 MT Special Needs Subsidy
Subsidies provided through this program are to be used to offset expenses to the provider for adaptations necessary to care for the child in the provider?s child care program.
The amount of the subsidy is determined by completing the Special Needs Rating Scale which assesses the type and intensity of care required by the child.
The subsidy amount is based on the extra care required in order to include the child in a typical child care setting.
www.ccplus.org /SpecialNeedsSubsidy.html   (3751 words)

 Earth Track
Subsidies are government-provided goods or services, including risk-bearing, that would otherwise have to be purchased in the market.
To the extent that natural resource intensive industries are located in the region receiving the subsidy (for example, corporate tax rate reductions in a large, oil producing region), policies can encourage incremental pollution and the development of “subsidy clusters” that rely on continued subsidization to survive.
For example, while subsidies act to distort energy markets in favor of oil, certain fees may have the opposite effect, and are properly treated as offsets to subsidies.
www.earthtrack.net /earthtrack/index.asp?catid=73   (1318 words)

 farmsubsidy.org: home page
Austria today became the first EU member state to launch a website on farm subsidy payments in accordance with the new transparency requirements of the EU Financial Regulation.
We are proud to release the first product of a new project to map EU farm subsidy payments.
Recall that revelations about farm subsidies paid to golf courses, pony clubs and railway companies made headlines in the autumn of last year.
www.farmsubsidy.org   (608 words)

 UB Reporter: Subsidy war could harm Boeing more than Airbus, UB researcher says
The Airbus subsidy is in the form of repayable loans with interest for aircraft development, which is legal according to the World Trade Organization, Pritchard says.
The Boeing subsidy, on the other hand, is for aircraft production, which is prohibited by the WTO and which never will be paid back, he says.
According to their research, subsidies received by Airbus for manufacture of its new A380 jetliner are legal under the 1992 US-EU Agreement on Trade in Large Aircraft and the 1994 WTO-Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures, which allows for receipt of a loan—repayable with interest—to be used for aircraft research and development.
www.buffalo.edu /reporter/vol35/vol35n40/articles/Boeing.html   (594 words)

 Adoption Subsidy Program   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Subsidies are awarded on a case-by-case basis and vary depending on the needs of the child.
Eligibility for the subsidy is based solely on the needs of the child; the adoptive parents’ financial resources do not determine whether a child is eligible for a subsidy.
This nonrecurring payment, which may be offered in addition to the monthly financial subsidy, is designed to cover specific expenses or special services related to the adoption of a particular child or children.
www.adoptionstogether.org /AdoptionServices/subsidy.htm   (374 words)

Without the revenues to the city expected from private companies' rent and taxes, the city negotiators pushed for a reduction in the city's subsidy amount.
City officials originally intended to defray the costs of the subsidy with rent and taxes from a 50-story office tower above the trading floor, and from the sale of the development rights for the office tower.
It should also be noted that the value of the subsidy may not end up being equal to the value estimated at the time of the agreement.
www.ctj.org /itep/gjny/deals/nyse.htm   (1343 words)

 Cardinal Care : Graduate Student Health Insurance   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Subsidy eligibility will be determined each quarter on the basis of information in GFS (Graduate Financial System) as of the end of the third week of the quarter.
The Stanford subsidy for dependent health insurance will be the same for all graduate students who enroll in Cardinal Care and wish to apply for dependent insurance.
Because eligibility for Cardinal Care subsidies may be determined after the deadline for dependent coverage enrollment, Vaden staff will confirm subsidy eligibility and notify via email those students who must pay either a partial or full subsidy buy-in fee two weeks before the fee is posted to their university account.
cardinalcare.stanford.edu /graduate_faq.html   (1300 words)

 Kansas SRS adoption subsidy
Subsidy can include medical services for children who have significant medical, emotional, or developmental needs.
The type and amount of subsidy is negotiated with the prospective parents.
Subsidy often is used for children coming into SRS custody who have experienced abuse or neglect, or have ongoing pre-existing needs that are not covered by family health insurance.
www.srskansas.org /services/adoption_subsidy.htm   (212 words)

 DHS - Adoption Subsidy Program
Medical subsidy assists with the costs of necessary treatment for a physical, mental, or emotional condition which existed, or the cause of which existed prior to the adoption.
The purpose of support and medical subsidies is to assist with the costs of caring for a child with special needs.
After a subsidy case is opened, questions should be directed to an adoption subsidy specialist at the DHS in Lansing.
www.michigan.gov /dhs/0,1607,7-124-5452_7116-14711--,00.html   (178 words)

 Economic Incentives...Key Issues in Subsidy Policies and Strategies for Reform   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One concrete way to create more transparency on subsidies is to develop an informational framework on subsidy policies and evaluating subsidies regularly and introduce a burden of proof for their need and implications.
Although subsidies often do not serve their ends, the original objectives may remain valid although they need to be addressed more cost-effectively by better targeted policies (see for instance box 5).
Direct subsidies are the least distortionary as regard their impacts on resource allocation and the extent to which they deter trade, while they generally accrue to the intended recipients far more than other forms of support that show greater leakages.
www.ecouncil.ac.cr /econ/keyissue/amdoc977.htm   (2559 words)

 Vanity or Subsidy Publishers
There are ethical subsidy presses that assist authors who wish to self-publish with the assistance of a reputable publisher.
Even if the unethical vanity (or subsidy) presses did send books to the reviewers and bookstores, it is unlikely that any sales would result.
Now that "subsidy" publishing is sometimes identified with the scam artists, some of them are beginning to use the term "co-publishing.") Be sure to carefully read any contracts and have them reviewed by a lawyer--one who is familiar with the publishing industry.
www.aeonix.com /vanity.htm   (2629 words)

 FTE by Subsidy Model Process, Revised September 29, 1999   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Step 5 Adjust the subsidy model for enrollments in courses that have been approved as exceptions to the rule of determining subsidy model based on subject code and course level.
Course excluded due to Residency: Course enrollments to be excluded from subsidy due to the student's residency are identified by a "E" in the Attempt for Academic Credit field of the Course Enrollment table.
Students who are ineligible for subsidy are identified with a code other than EL (eligible) and MR (Medical Repeater) in the Student Subsidy Eligibility Status switch of the Student Enrollment table row with the same campus, year, term, and OBRID as the course enrollment.
www.regents.state.oh.us /hei/subsidy/subsidyFTEprocess.html   (5645 words)

 UN Conditions of Service-Rental subsidy & deduction
The rental subsidy and deduction scheme is designed to provide equity in accommodation expenses among UN staff in duty stations where rents vary considerably; and to alleviate hardships of staff facing higher than average rent costs for reasonable standard accommodations.
Subsidy rates provided for the portion of the rent (subject to reasonable maximum rent level) exceeding the Individual rental subsidy threshold vary as follows:
The subsidy will not affect the seven or five-year eligibility period and will be treated as a one-time rental expenditure using the rental subsidy formula;
www.un.org /Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/allowances/rentalsu.htm   (976 words)

 Writer's Encyclopedia--Letter S   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Subsidy publishing (the author's paying a publisher to produce a book for him) is an investment with the prospect of little or no return.
A major factor that distinguishes subsidy publishing from self-publishing is that in the subsidy business, ownership and distribution of the book belong to the publisher, while in self-publishing, they belong to the author.
Subsidy publishers advertise in newspapers and magazines and will discuss details during in-person interviews with authors in various cities their salespeople visit.
www.writersmarket.com /encyc/s.asp   (14261 words)

 Credit Subsidy Reestimates, 1993-1999
Interest rate reestimates correct the projected subsidy for the difference between the discount rate (the interest rate used to calculate the present value of a future stream of receipts and spending) that was assumed in the initial estimate and the actual rate prevailing when the credit is disbursed.
Agencies may also have a more fundamental incentive to underestimate subsidies for both mandatory and discretionary credit programs: to the extent that agencies are advocates for their programs, they may be inclined to understate costs to reduce a program's visibility and attractiveness as a target for budgetary savings.
The percentage-point changes in the subsidy rate because of technical or default reestimates were generally larger than the changes because of total reestimates: 1992 cohort, -3.48; 1993 cohort, -3.95; 1994 cohort, -1.21; 1995 cohort, -1.20; 1996 cohort, -0.49; 1997 cohort, -1.49; and 1998 cohort, -1.14.
www.cbo.gov /showdoc.cfm?index=2413&sequence=0   (8426 words)

 Office of State Revenue - Queensland Fuel Subsidy Scheme   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Queensland Fuel Subsidy Scheme is designed to ensure that Queenslanders enjoy the benefit of an 8.354 cent per litre subsidy for eligible fuel purchases.
The subsidy is paid directly to fuel retailers - including your local petrol stations - who pass it on to motorists by reducing the price of fuel by the amount of the subsidy.
The subsidy is also paid to persons who use large quantities of eligible fuel that is not purchased at the subsidised price from retailers.
www.osr.qld.gov.au /gas/fuel   (355 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This summer, UBC students are not eligible for BC Translink's Fastrack Program, which subsidizes transit passes for post-secondary students who purchase a 2-Zone and 3-Zone transit pass during the summer months.
To address this situation, the Alma Mater Society - with assistance from the University - is offering a one-time subsidy, equivalent to the Fastrack program, for students registered in Term 2 of the Summer Session and who have purchased a 2-Zone or 3-Zone monthly transit pass for the month of July 2004.
Subsidies are available at the AMS Administration Office on the second floor of the Student Union Building; the office is open from Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm.
www.ams.ubc.ca /bus_subsidies.htm   (274 words)

 Economic Incentives...Key Issues in Subsidy Policies and Strategies for Reform   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On the one hand, this discussion reflects the evolution of the subsidy concept but on the other hand, the debate has also contributed to confusion what a subsidy is and what it is not.
A subsidy was initially regarded a payment or a tax concession from the government, but later extended to include policies that create transfers through the market mechanism.
What in one country is regarded as a concession from the government and thus a subsidy, is part of the current standard in another country and surely not a subsidy.
www.ecouncil.ac.cr /econ/keyissue/amdoc973.htm   (740 words)

 LITES - New Mexico Public Education Department
If you wish to receive one of these subsidies, you must be registered as a candidate at www.nbpts.org and have paid your $65 application fee and your $300 initial fee.
There are fee subsidies ($1,150) available which will pay up to one half of the certification fee (total amount $2,300).
Applicants who are awarded subsidies, must register with the NBPTS and pay their initial $300.00 fee by August 15, 2005.
highde.brinkster.net /SDE/nat_board_subsidy.html   (320 words)

 NACAC | Adoption Subsidy
A subsidy agreement should be negotiated prior to the finalization of an adoption, and may include monthly maintenance payments, medical coverage, and other services such as therapy and respite care, as outlined in state and county policy.
While is it permissible to look at the child’s condition along side the family’s resources to set the monthly rate of the subsidy, it is not appropriate to disqualify a child for eligibility based on family income.
Often, parents take the agency to hearing because the agency reduced the foster care or adoption subsidy rate without due notice or if the parents finalized an adoption of a special needs child without subsidy and believe the child is (and was) eligible.
www.nacac.org /adoptionsubsidy/definitions.html   (787 words)

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