Federal Grants Per Capita, FY 2018
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.
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State and Territory Infographics
Northern Mariana Islands
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.
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