* From Lauren Dickinson at The Pew Charitable Trusts…
Today, The Pew Charitable Trusts released new research on trends in federal grants to states. Among the key findings, the analyses (here and here) show:
· The share of states’ revenue from federal dollars rose only slightly from 2013-14, even with a jump in federal health grants from the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
· Federal grants as a percentage of state revenue remain above historical averages, providing nearly $1 out of every $3 in state revenue in 2014.
· States’ reliance on federal grants varies widely: At nearly 41 percent, Mississippi had the largest share of revenue from federal grants, while North Dakota had the smallest at 17 percent.
Pew experts are available to discuss this research. Also, state-specific data are available on the percentage of state revenue from federal funds in state fiscal year 2014.
Please contact me if you would like state-specific data, to schedule an interview, or if you have any questions.
* So I asked for details on Illinois…
For Illinois, 26.8% of state revenue came from federal funds in state fiscal year 2014.
The national average is 31 percent. More details are here.