March 9, 2010

Dollars and Census

A Brookings Institution report released today analyzes in detail the federal money that is distributed to states and localities each year based on results of the once-a-decade census. It concludes that in fiscal year 2008, “215 federal domestic assistance programs, or 15.9 percent of all programs, used census-related datasets to help guide the distribution of $446.7 billion.”

Because of recently added federal economic stimulus funding, it is likely that more than $500 billion a year will be spent based on the 2010 Census, according to the report.

Accompanying the report are tables that display the level of federal census-guided funding for states, large metropolitan areas and large counties.

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