Update (3/13/17): We have updated these posts to include health insurance premium subsidies and cost-sharing reductions to insurers. In this update, we also revised some estimates of refundable tax credits to include more recent and accurate data.
These online posts estimate and explore federal expenditures in California, which we define as the amount of federal spending that we can directly attribute to recipients in California. In these posts, we display total federal expenditures by major program, recipient, and county. We also compare federal expenditures in California to other states.
How Much Money Does the Federal Government Spend in California? Our first post estimates total federal expenditures in California by major program.
Comparing Federal Spending Received to Taxes Paid Nationally. Our second post compares federal expenditures in California to other states.
Direct Federal Expenditures to Individuals, Private Entities, and Universities. Our third post details payments to individuals, private entities (including businesses, healthcare intermediaries, and non-profit organizations), and universities.
Federal Expenditures to the State Government. Our fourth post details the amount and type of federal funding paid directly to the state government.
Federal Expenditures to Local Governments. Our fifth post details the amount and type of federal funding paid directly and indirectly to local governments.
Geographic Distribution of Federal Expenditures For Most Major Programs. Our sixth post displays per capita federal expenditures for the largest federal programs, by county in California.
Methodology and Comparison to Other Studies. Our last post describes the method we used to produce these estimates and compares them to others.
We published an initial set of online posts estimating and exploring federal expenditures in California on January 18, 2017. Here, we add additional, related resources as we develop them.
Federal Funding For K-12 Education. In this post, we provide detail on federal funding for K-12 education in California, with a focus on funds that pass through the California Department of Education.
Federal Funding for Natural Resources and Environmental Protection. In this post, we provide more detail on federal funding for the state's natural resources and environmental protection programs, with a focus on the five state departments that receive the most federal funds last year.