The Federal Government Transferred $661 Billion In Grants to State and Local Governments In 2016

Do you agree that the federal government should continue transferring grants to state and local government?

While state and local revenue help fund social services and other programs, the federal government also plays a significant role in funding these programs through transfers to state and local governments. In 2016, the federal government provided $661 billion in grants to states and local governments, accounting for 25% of all state and local government spending and 11% of total government spending (Fig. 24). D.C., Alaska, Wyoming, and Vermont received the largest grants per capita.