About the Data
The Federal Funds layer was developed using the Consolidated Federal Funds Report (CFFR) obtained from Census. CFFR is a presentation of Federal Government expenditures or obligations in state, county, and subcounty areas of the United States. U.S. Outlying Areas and the District of Columbia are included. The data is obtained from information systems that exist in various Federal Government agencies.
The CFFR covers Federal expenditures or obligations for the following categories: direct payments for retirement and disability, other direct payments, grants, procurement contracts, salaries and wages, direct loans, guaranteed or insured loans, and insurance.
On the Federal Funds Layer we have broken the expenses into two parts. The first represents the direct expenditure of the Federal government which includes direct payments for retirement and disability, other direct payments, grants, procurement contracts, salaries and wages. The second includes obligations of the Federal Government in form of direct loans, guaranteed or insured loans, and insurance.
Total Amount : Funding Amount in Dollars
Total Constant Dollars : Funding Amount in constant 1999 dollars. The Consumer Price Index obtained from U.S. Department Of Labor is used to calculate this amount
Per Capita Amount (dollars) : Amount spend per person to the segment of the population the funding is targeted
Per Capita Amount (constant dollars) : Amount spend per person to the segment of the population the funding is targeted
Percent of Total Amount : Amount spend on that particular funding component as compared to the funding for that geographical region
Ranks - various. Ranks are available for states and federal districts (within the U.S.) and for counties (within each state). A rank of "1" indicates the highest value, while larger ranks indicate lower values. In the case of ties, the smallest numerical rank is assigned.
Percentile Ranks - various. Percentile ranks are available for counties. Counties in the U.S. in the top 1 percent are assigned a percentile rank of 1, those in the second percent are assigned a percentile rank of 2, and so forth.