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 FY2013-2015 funding levels presented here reflect budget authority, which is the Congressionally-approved amount that federal agencies are permitted to spend.

Subcommittee/ProgramFY2013FY2014FY2015FY2016 REQUEST
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
Rural Energy for America (changed from “Renewable Energy and Efficiency”)48.33.5 loan guarantee1.410
Value Added Producer Grants13.81510.810
Conservation Stewardship Program (NRCS)1,036.21,0571,1581,457
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (NRCS)1,318.81,3501,3471,350
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (NRCS)56.556001
Chesapeake Bay Watershed Initiative47.147002
Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)n/an/a100 (baseline)100
Agricultural Management Assistance Program (NRCS, RMA, AMS)2.515910
Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (NRCS)7379003
Agriculture Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)n/an/a323.74504
Wetlands Reserve Program (NRCS)543.5223005
Grasslands Reserve Program (NRCS/FSA)30.10005
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (NRCS)188.4150005
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)13.422.72323
Conservation Reserve Program (FSA)1,9281,9651,8081,834
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
Manufacturing Extension Partnership121.8128130141
Technology Innovation Program3.30
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms151512.510
Coastal Zone Management Act (grants only)
Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory9.969.69.8
National Sea Grant College Program59.862.862.868.5
Great Lakes Observing System1.62.0
Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies
Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability129.2147.3147.3270.1
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy1,731.41,901.71,923.92,723
Weatherization Assistance Program (a subset of WIA)131.7171193228.4
State Energy Program (a subset of WIA)47.1505070.1
Energy Information Administration99.5117117131
Advanced Manufacturing Office (changed from “Industrial Technologies Program”)128205200404
Building Technologies Program221178172264
Great Lakes Fishery & Ecosystem Restoration1.9___0
Dispersal Barrier and Interbasin Study (Chicago Shipping & Sanitary Canal)22.43649.728
Environmental Management Program Upper Mississippi River17.93233.219.8
Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund8091,0611,100915
Inland Waterway Trust Fund839453
Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS)330.50.5
Homeland Security
Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program923586203
Flood Mitigation and Flood Insurance Operations162224625
Flood Mitigation Assistance Program120176.31266156
Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
EPA Brownfield Projects (assessment / cleanup)89.99080110
EPA Categorical Grants (Sec 128, Brownfields)45.947.7 47.749.5
Clean Water State Revolving Fund1,3761,448.91,448.91,116
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund861.9906.9906.91,186
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI)8285300300250
BEACH Grants9.49.59.50
National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program24.424.424.425.3
Great Lakes Science Center8.38.4TBD
Chesapeake Bay Program55707370
Section 106 Water Pollution Control226.3230.8230.8249.2
National Estuary Program Grants16.816.816.816.8
Land and Water Conservation Fund (Departments of Interior and Agriculture)308.63063064007
USGS Water Resources222.98
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Low Income Home Energy Assist. Prog. (Block Grant)3,2553,4253,3903,190
Utility Innovation Fund200
LIHEAP Contingency0001,1309
State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
Great Lakes Fishery Commission21.223.72520
International Joint Commission Great Lakes Region6.
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
CDBG Formula Grants3,0783,0303,0002,839
Section 108 Loan Guarantees6300
HOME Investment Partnerships Program9481,0009001,060
Tenant-Based Rental Assistance17,96419,17719,30421,167
Choice Neighborhoods Initiative1149080250
Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation204204185182
Transportation Planning, Research & Development8.54610
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation30.6313236.4
Amtrak (National Railroad Passenger Corporation) (includes operating, capital, and debt subsidies; does not include inter-city passenger rail grants)1,3431,3901,390
Federal Railroad Administration1,546.31,603.41,6265,01810
Federal Transit Administration (Does not include flex funding transfers from highway program)10,597.410,841.810,88718,39911
TIGER Grants474.46005001,25012
Grants-in-Aid for Airports3,343.33,3503,3502,900
High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program000
New Starts and Small Starts1,8551,9432,120
Current Passenger Rail Service____________2,45013
Railroad Research and Development333539.139.3
Rail Service Improvement Program____________2,32513


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:   Homeland Security funding estimated based on continuing resolution through February 27, 2015
7:   Discretionary funds; total request is $900 m including mandatory funding of $500 m
8:   A new initiative that includes core water quality activities of the former NAWQA, NSIP, and CWP programs and other water resource scientific programs
9:   Mandatory
10: Includes General Fund and Trust Fund Amounts
11: Includes mandatory and discretionary funding
12: Mandatory contract authority
13: Within Trust Fund Account