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Federal Funds and Grants

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Consolidated Federal Funds Report: County Areas. Updated annually. http://www.census.gov/govs/www/cffr.html


Federal funds and grants include federal expenditures or obligation for the following categories: grants, salaries and wages, procurement contracts, direct payments for individuals, other direct payments, direct loans, guaranteed or insured loans, and insurance. Dollar amounts (reported here in thousands of dollars) represent either actual expenditures or obligations.

Scope and Methodology:

Federal expenditures and obligations data were prepared by the Bureau of the Census in accordance with the Consolidated Federal Funds Report (CFFR) Amendment of 1986 (P.L. 99-547). The CFFR Act specified that the following reporting systems and agencies be used as data sources: Federal Assistance Award Data System (FAADS), Federal Procurement Data System, Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Department of Defense (DOD), U.S. Postal Service, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Coast Guard, Public Health Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In addition to these, several other federal agencies were requested to provide data, usually for selected programs. Selected data were obtained from the information on payments to state and local governments reported by federal agencies for the Census Bureau's Federal Aid to States survey.

All grant awards were reported by state, county, and city of the initial recipient. For many grants, this recipient is the state government even though the grant monies are subsequently distributed to county, municipal, or township governments. These ''pass-through'' grants generally appear in the CFFR at the state capital city (and in the associated county). No attempt is made in the CFFR to assign the dollar amounts for these pass-through programs to locations other than the state capital.

The sum of all counties may be less than state totals, because some distributions were not allocated to specific counties.

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