Tracking of Federal Funds

The Northeast-Midwest Institute and the Northeast-Midwest Congressional and Senate Coalitions have tracked and analyzed federal spending and taxation patterns since their founding in the mid-1970s.

The Institute:

  • Provides an analysis of the president’s budget request, including a description of key programs and an analysis of long-term funding trends of programs critical to the region;
  • Tracks the results of House and Senate committee and floor action on appropriations of relevant federal programs;
  • Provides more detailed appropriations tracking for policy areas of special interest, such as watersheds; and
  • Provides in-depth, detailed analysis of federal spending in the 18 states in the Northeast and Midwest.

Appropriations Tracking for Key Regional Programs

(figures in millions of dollars)

The FY2013-2016 funding levels presented here reflect budget authority, which is the Congressionally-approved amount that federal agencies are permitted to spend.

Subcommittee/ProgramFY2014FY2015FY2016FY2017 REQ
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
Manufacturing Extension Partnership128130130142
Technology Innovation Program2150
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms1512.51310
Coastal Zone Management Act (grants only)66.171.27575
Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory9.69.8 10.5not avail.
National Sea Grant College Program62.862.86462
Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies
Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability147.3147.3206262
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy1,901.71,923.92,0732,898
Weatherization Assistance Program171193215230
State Energy Program50505070
Energy Information Administration117117122131
Advanced Manufacturing Office205200228.5261
Building Technologies Program178172200.5289
Great Lakes Fishery & Ecosystem Restoration___0
Dispersal Barrier & Interbasin Study (Chicago Shipping & Sanitary Canal)362930121
Environmental Management Program Upper Mississippi River3233.219.820
Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund1,0761,1071,254950
Inland Waterway Trust Fund94
Great Lakes & Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS)30.512.6
Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
EPA Brownfield Projects (assessment / cleanup)90808090
EPA Categorical Grants (Sec 128, Brownfields)47.7 47.747.749.5
Clean Water State Revolving Fund1,448.91,448.91,393.9979.5
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund906.9906.9863.31,020.5
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative300300300250
BEACH Grants9.59.59.502
National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program24.424.424.424.5
Great Lakes Science Center8.48.5 8.5393
Chesapeake Bay Program70737370
Section 106 Water Pollution Control230.8230.8230.8246.2
National Estuary Program Grants16.816.8
Land & Water Conservation Fund (Depts. of Interior & Agriculture)3063064509004
Water Availability and Use Science5 ___40.942.154.4
Groundwater & Streamflow Information5 ___69.771.573.0
National Water Quality5 ___94.192.894.1
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Low Income Home Energy Assist. Prog. (Block Grant)3,4253,3903,3903,000
LIHEAP Contingency000769
State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
Great Lakes Fishery Commission23.72524.620
International Joint Commission Great Lakes Region7.
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
CDBG Formula Grants3,0303,0003,0002,800
Section 108 Loan Guarantees30
HOME Investment Partnerships Program1,000900950950
Tenant-Based Rental Assistance19,17719,30419,62920,854
Choice Neighborhoods Initiative9080125200
Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation204185175140
Transportation Planning, Research & Development468.517
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation313228.436
Amtrak (National Railroad Passenger Corporation)61,3901,390 1,390____7
Federal Railroad Administration1,603.41,6261,678
Federal Transit Administration (Does not include flex funding transfers from highway program)10,841.810,88711,757
TIGER Grants6005005001,250
Grants-in-Aid for Airports3,3503,3503,3502,900
New Starts and Small Starts1,9432,120 2,1773,500
Current Passenger Rail Service____________2,300
Railroad Research & Development35393954
Rail Service Improvement Program____________3,700


1:   Funding for operation & maintenance only; construction of barrier is expected to be completed with remaining FY2016 funds
2:   Requested elimination for FY2017
3:   Estimated funding level
4:   $425 million mandatory; $475 million discretionary
5:   Budget for USGS Water Resources programs was restructured in 2016; FY2015 funding levels are presented in new structure for comparison
6:   Includes operating, capital, and debt subsidies
7:   Funded under Current Passenger Rail Service