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 FY2015-2018 funding levels presented here reflect budget authority, which is the Congressionally-approved amount that federal agencies are permitted to spend.

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related AgenciesFY 15FY 16FY 17FY 18 President's
Manufacturing Extension Partnership1301301306*
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms12.513130
Coastal Zone Management Act (grants only)71.275850
Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory9.8 10.5N/AN/A
National Sea Grant College Program62.864630

*The budget requests $6 million to effectuate the discontinuation of federal funding for the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Energy and Water Development, and Related AgenciesFY2015FY2016FY2017FY 18 President's
Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability147.320623027
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy1923.920732090125.9
Weatherization Assistance Program1932152250
State Energy Program5050500
Energy Information Administration117122122118
Advanced Manufacturing Office200228.5150.5N/A
Building Technologies Program172200.5199.14107
Dispersal Barrier & Interbasin Study
(Chicago Shipping & Sanitary Canal)
Environmental Management Program Upper Mississippi River
Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund1107125413001020
Inland Waterway Trust Fund
Great Lakes & Mississippi River Interbasin Study
Interior, Environment, and Related AgenciesFY 15FY 16FY 17FY 18 President's
EPA Brownfield Projects (assessment / cleanup)80808069
EPA Categorical Grants (Sec 128, Brownfields) 47.747.717133.36
Clean Water State Revolving Fund1449139413941394
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund906.9863.3863863
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative3003003000
BEACH Grants9.59.5N/AN/A
National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program24.424.4N/A22.28
Great Lakes Science Center8.5 8.53N/AN/A
Chesapeake Bay Program7373730
Section 106 Water Pollution Control230.8230.8230.812.47
National Estuary Program Grants16.8N/AN/A0
Land & Water Conservation Fund
(Depts. of Interior & Agriculture)
Water Availability and Use Science40.942.14530.4
Groundwater & Streamflow Information69.771.572.6768.16
National Water Quality94.192.890.5374.47
Labor, Health and Human Services,
Education, and Related Agencies
FY 15FY 16FY 17FY 18 President's
Low Income Home Energy Assist. Prog. (Block Grant)3390339033900
LIHEAP Contingency00N/A0
State, Foreign Operations, and Related ProgramsFY 15FY 16FY 17FY 18 President's
Great Lakes Fishery Commission2524.624.821
International Joint Commission Great Lakes Region7.77.5N/AN/A
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development,
and Related Agencies
FY 15FY 16FY 17FY 18 President's
CDBG Formula Grants3000300030000
Section 108 Loan Guarantees0N/A300N/A
HOME Investment Partnerships Program9009509500
Tenant-Based Rental Assistance19304196292029220854
Choice Neighborhoods Initiative80125137.50
Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation1851751400
Transportation Planning, Research & Development68.51217
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation3228.436.0329
Amtrak (National Railroad Passenger Corporation)1390 1,3901495774
Federal Railroad Administration162616780.361
Federal Transit Administration
(Does not include flex funding transfers
from highway program)