Federal Grants Per Capita, FY 2022
This analysis reports how much each state received per person in federal grants in fiscal year (FY) 2022. 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 $2,737, and it ranged from $7,070 in the District of Columbia to $1,753 in Florida.
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Populations for Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands are April 1, 2020 counts from the 2020 decennial census. Populations for other states are July 1, 2022 estimates from the Census Bureau Population Estimates Program. Poverty and median age figures are 1-year estimates from the 2022 American Community Survey. Per capita income figures are from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Medicaid expansion information comes from the Kaiser Family Foundation. All other data are 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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