VIP Series 22-03
December 23, 2022

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

This edition provides estimates based on the omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal year (FY) 2023, 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 spending for these is not capped at a specific amount; it varies based on the number of eligible beneficiaries and associated costs. Some of these mandatory programs are included in the report that summarizes the president’s budget submission, since it often includes proposals that affect them.

  • Figures exclude COVID-19 supplemental funds.
  • Figures exclude disaster relief funds that are provided for specified disasters and geographic areas but include funds that supplement regular appropriation for a program.
  • Figures reflect mandatory sequestration of non-exempt programs under the Budget Control Act (BCA). The reduction (-5.7%) is specified in the footnotes for the affected programs.
  • Figures include 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 a specific year (e.g., the two Environmental Protection Agency revolving loan funds).
  • Figures include appropriations in the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) if they were provided as a supplement to the regular appropriation for a program (e.g., Justice Assistance Grants) but not if they were provided as a lump sum for use over several years, or to run a distinct new program (e.g., Student Support and Academic Enrichment Block Grant/Stronger Connections Grant).

As it does every year after the budget is enacted, FFIS will release Budget Briefs with additional information on funding and policy provisions. In addition, FFIS will update the 200+ programs in its grants database.