Federal Spending in the States FY 2015 (Analysis by the PEW Charitable Trust)

Posted on Jun 9, 2017 in Featured, Latest

For almost 30 years, the U.S. Census Bureau produced an annual report called the Consolidated Federal Funds Report, or CFFR. The CFFR contained data on federal government expenditures and obligations in state, county, and sub-county areas of the U.S., including the District of Columbia and U.S. It was the most comprehensive data set available to track federal spending by location and was a key component of federal fiscal transparency. The U.S. Census Bureau discontinued the report in 2012, making 2010 the last fiscal year for which this information was available.

To address this gap, The Pew Charitable Trusts used publicly available data sets to re-create and extend CFFR’s state-level analysis for fiscal year 2004 through 2014.

For fiscal year 2015, The Council of State Governments took over recreating the CFFR data, using the methodology that Pew developed and with Pew’s technical assistance and issued Federal Spending in the States.