The Geographic Distribution of Federal Funds

The U.S. Census Bureau’s Consolidated Federal Funds Report is a key source of government spending data, including not only agency and program detail, but also the geographic distribution of funds. This article provides details and insights into the make-up and significance of this flow of federal funds on state and local areas.

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About the Author
Edward N. Trevelyan is a survey statistician with the Federal Programs Branch, Governments  Division, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce. Acting as the executive agent of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, this office is responsible for several projects andstudies on the geographic distribution of federal funds, and also serves as the Federal Audit Clearinghouse for collecting and disseminating audits and related data on the use of federal awards.