Special Analysis 19-01
September 13, 2019
Summary 

This analysis reports how much each state received per person in federal grants in fiscal year (FY) 2018. These calculations are based on the 200+ formula grants in the FFIS database, which account for about 90% of federal grant funding. Nationally, per capita federal grant funding was $1,999, and ranged from $5,101 in the District of Columbia to $1,194 in Virginia.

Analysis

Read our analysis here.

Spreadsheet

Download the detailed spreadsheet here. Requires an FFIS login. Contact Ethan Ableman at [email protected] if you need help logging in.

State and Territory Infographics

All States

Alabama

Maine

Pennsylvania

Alaska

Maryland

Rhode Island

Arizona

Massachusetts

South Carolina

Arkansas

Michigan

South Dakota

California

Minnesota

Tennessee

Colorado

Mississippi

Texas

Connecticut

Missouri

Utah

Delaware

Montana

Vermont

District of Columbia

Nebraska

Virginia

Florida

Nevada

Washington

Georgia

New Hampshire

West Virginia

Hawaii

New Jersey

Wisconsin

Idaho

New Mexico

Wyoming

Illinois

New York

Puerto Rico

Indiana

North Carolina

Virgin Islands

Iowa

North Dakota

American Samoa

Kansas

Ohio

Guam

Kentucky

Oklahoma

Northern Mariana Islands

Louisiana

Oregon

 

Notes

Population figures come from the U.S. Census Bureau except for Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands. Data for these territories come from U.N. World Population Prospects. Where available, reliable population estimates were used for these territories; otherwise, projections were used. Median age figures come from the U.S. Census Bureau. Twelve-month poverty rate figures come from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 5-year estimates for 2017. Per capita income figures come from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Medicaid expansion information comes from the Kaiser Family Foundation. All other data come from the FFIS database.

The FFIS database provides state allocations for 200+ programs—more than 90% of total grant funding to state and local governments. This analysis excludes three programs: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits, Nutrition Assistance for Puerto Rico, and Pell Grants. These programs provide funds directly to individuals rather than to states.

Send questions and comments to Ethan Ableman at eabl[email protected] or (202)-624-5849.