Funding from Federal Grants Varies as a Share of State Budgets

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.)

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STATELINE ANALYSIS

Where States Get Their Money, FY 2013

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STATELINE ANALYSIS

A number of Republican and Democratic governors are proposing to raise or lower taxes this year, making this a useful time to look at the mix of state revenue and how it varies among states.

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Agenda for America

A collection of resources to help federal, state, and local decision-makers set an achievable agenda for all Americans

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Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for emerging challenges, it makes government more effective and better able to serve the public interest.

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States of Innovation

Data-driven state policy innovations across America

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Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for difficult challenges. When states serve their traditional role as laboratories of innovation, they increase the American people’s confidence that the government they choose—no matter the size—can be effective, responsive, and in the public interest.