Fact Sheet

Funding from Federal Grants Varies as a Share of State Budgets

Note: An updated version of this analysis featuring fiscal year 2014 data is available here.

States receive federal grants to help fund programs in areas ranging from education to transportation to health care. Federal grants accounted for an average of 30 percent of total state revenue in 2013, but states’ reliance on this revenue source varies widely. At nearly 43 percent, Mississippi had the largest share of revenue from federal grants, while North Dakota had the smallest at 19 percent. (See "Federal Funds Provide 30 Cents of Each Dollar of State Revenue" for state-specific data.)