VIP Series 22-01
March 14, 2022

The VIP Series focuses on selected large federal grant-in-aid programs in the FFIS database.

This edition provides estimates based on the enacted budget for fiscal year (FY) 2022, with estimated state allocations often a function of prior-year shares. It also updates some allocations for prior years. It excludes open-ended mandatory programs, such as Medicaid and Title IV-E (namely Adoption Assistance and Foster Care), because these are not capped at a specific level and, instead, vary based on the number of eligible beneficiaries and associated costs. Additional mandatory programs will be included in the report that focuses on the president’s FY 2023 budget submission, since it is likely to include proposals that would affect these programs.

Figures do not reflect COVID-19 supplemental funds. They do reflect the impact of mandatory sequestration on non-exempt programs under the Budget Control Act (BCA). Reductions are specified in the footnotes for the affected programs. Figures also reflect FY 2022 appropriations that were part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), except when those appropriations were made as a lump sum covering several years (e.g., Weatherization Assistance), rather than with respect to a specific fiscal year (e.g., the two Environmental Protection Agency revolving loan funds).

Note: The FY 2022 estimates for the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds do not account for earmarks, which were carved out of the appropriation for both programs. For estimates that account for earmarks, see State Policy Reports Volume 40, Issue 7.