VIP Series 11-04
December 23, 2011

This edition of The VIP Series provides states with estimates for federal fiscal year (FY) 2012 funding for major grant programs based on the final budget. Congress approved the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (H.R. 2055) on December 17, 2011.

H.R. 2055 includes funding for nine appropriations bills: Defense, Energy-Water, Financial Services, Homeland Security, Interior-Environment, Labor-Health and Human Services (HHS)-Education, Legislative Branch, Military-Veterans, and State-Foreign Operations. The bill includes an across-the-board rescission to FY 2012 discretionary funding levels for Labor-HHS-Education (0.189%), and Energy-Water and Interior-Environment (0.16%). The remaining three bills (Agriculture, Commerce-Justice-Science, and Transportation-Housing and Urban Development [HUD]) were enacted in previous legislation, known as the “minibus” (P.L. 112-55).

Note: This report was revised on December 23, 2011.