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Counting for Dollars: The Role of the Decennial Census in the Distribution of Federal Funds

a PSC Data Resource

Resource Source:Brookings Institution


In FY2008, 215 federal domestic assistance programs used census-related data to guide the distribution of $446.7 billion, 31 percent of all federal assistance. Census-guided grants accounted for $419.8 billion, 75 percent of all federal grant funding.


The site includes a report and several summary tables: (a) Federal Assistance by Budget Function; (b) Federal Assistance by Program; (c) State Table - Total and Per Capita Federal Assistance; (d) State Table - Per Capita Assistance by Budget Function; (e) 100 Largest Metro Areas table; (f) 200 Largest Counties Table


Report and data tables (Source: Brookings Institution)

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