Budget Brief 12-01
February 2, 2012

Per capita federal spending is one measure for states seeking to assess how they fare in their fiscal relationship with the federal government. This report provides a per capita analysis of the 200+ federal grant-in-aid programs tracked by FFIS and included in its grants database. Per capita data are calculated for federal fiscal years (FYs) 2010 and 2011 using population estimates for July 2010 and July 2011, which were released by the Census Bureau in December 2011.