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
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
Rural Energy for America (changed from “Renewable Energy and Efficiency”)3.5 loan guarantee1.4.5___
Value Added Producer Grants1510.810.8___
Conservation Stewardship Program (NRCS)1,0571,158___
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (NRCS)1,3501,347___
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (NRCS)5601___
Chesapeake Bay Watershed Initiative4702___
Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)n/a100 (baseline)___
Agricultural Management Assistance Program (NRCS, RMA, AMS)159___
Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (NRCS)7903___
Agriculture Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)4n/a323.7___
Wetlands Reserve Program (NRCS)52230___
Grasslands Reserve Program (NRCS/FSA)500___
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (NRCS)51500___
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)22.723___
Conservation Reserve Program (FSA)1,9651,808___
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
Manufacturing Extension Partnership128130130142
Technology Innovation Program___
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms1512.51310
Coastal Zone Management Act (grants only)66.171.275___
Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory9.69.8___
National Sea Grant College Program62.862.864___
Great Lakes Observing System2.0___
Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies
Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability147.3147.3206262
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy1,901.71,923.92,0732,898
Weatherization Assistance Program171193215___
State Energy Program505050___
Energy Information Administration117117122131
Advanced Manufacturing Office (changed from “Industrial Technologies Program”)205200228.5261
Building Technologies Program178172200.5289
Great Lakes Fishery & Ecosystem Restoration___0___
Dispersal Barrier and Interbasin Study (Chicago Shipping & Sanitary Canal)362928___
Environmental Management Program Upper Mississippi River3233.2___
Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund1,0761,1071,2546950
Inland Waterway Trust Fund94___
Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS)30.50.5___
Homeland Security
Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program23587100___
Flood Mitigation and Flood Insurance Operations22247___
Flood Mitigation Assistance Program176.31267___
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 Grants9.59.59.50
National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program24.424.424.4___
Great Lakes Science Center8.48.5___
Chesapeake Bay Program70737370
Section 106 Water Pollution Control230.8230.8230.8246.2
National Estuary Program Grants16.816.8___
Land and Water Conservation Fund (Departments of Interior and Agriculture)306306450___
USGS Water Resources___
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Low Income Home Energy Assist. Prog. (Block Grant)3,4253,3903,3903,000
Utility Innovation Fund
LIHEAP Contingency000769
State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
Great Lakes Fishery Commission23.72524.620
International Joint Commission Great Lakes Region7.77.7___
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 Assistance19,17719,30419,62920,955
Choice Neighborhoods Initiative9080125200
Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation204185175___
Transportation Planning, Research & Development468.517
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation313228.437
Amtrak (National Railroad Passenger Corporation) (includes operating, capital, and debt subsidies)1,3901,390 1,3901,900
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 Airports3,3503,3503,350___
High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program00___
New Starts and Small Starts1,9432,120 2,1773,500
Current Passenger Rail Service_______________
Railroad Research and Development3539.139.1___
Rail Service Improvement Program_______________


1:   Repealed by the 2014 Farm Bill
2:   Included in the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) by the 2014 Farm Bill
3:   Repealed by the 2014 Farm Bill
4:   Mandatory Farm Bill program; combines the former Grassland Reserve Program (GRP), Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP), and Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program (FRPP)
5:   Included in the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) by the 2014 Farm Bill
6:   $1.2 billion appropriated; final amount dependent on Corps spending
7:   Homeland Security funding estimated based on continuing resolution through February 27, 2015