VIP Series 11-02
February 16, 2011

The VIP Series
focuses on selected federal grant-in-aid programs in the FFIS database that are of most importance to states. While there are hundreds of grant-in-aid programs—FFIS currently tracks about 215—the lion’s share of federal aid is contained in relatively few grants. Most of those grants are reported here.

This edition of The VIP Series is intended to provide states with fiscal year (FY) 2012 funding estimates for major grant programs based on the president’s proposed budget. The numbers reported here are preliminary and will be revised in the regular database update that will be completed in the coming weeks.

Many of the programs included in this summary received funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). In most cases, that funding was available to states over the course of two or more fiscal years. Funding provided under ARRA is not included in the tables here unless noted. For more information on ARRA funding levels, please visit the FFIS website at

Also excluded from these totals are amounts appropriated in the Affordable Care Act, either directly or through the Prevention and Public Health Fund.

Finally, this version of The VIP Series includes estimates for the House proposal for FY 2011 funding that was released on February 11, 2011. Currently, programs are being funded through a continuing resolution (CR) that runs through March 4, 2011. Under the CR, most programs are funded at FY 2010 levels. The House proposal would amend those funding levels for many discretionary programs.