Federal Aid by State

Every state receives Federal Aid, but some states receive much more aid than others. Federal Aid is any type of federal assistance that includes, but is not limited to, grant benefits or funds, federal programs, projects, or services that are actively provided by the Federal Government. States that rely less on federal aid tend to collect more taxes than states that receive more federal aid. 

In 2017, federal aid per state ranged from 20.7%—46.1% of a state’s total revenue. Hawaii was the state that received the lowest amount of federal aid, with only 20.7% of its total revenue being from a source of federal funding. The states of Virginia, Kansas, and Utah followed behind Hawaii with the next three lowest amounts of federal aid used in 2017. 

On the high end of the spectrum, Montana is the state that had used the most federal aid in 2017, with 46.1% of its total revenue generated by federal funding. Wyoming, the state directly below Montana, had the 2nd highest amount of federal aid in 2017, at 44.5% of its total revenue. 

Scroll the charts to see the most recent state by state per capita federal aid distribution.

Federal Aid Per Capita by State by State

Alabama - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$6,707

#45 in the US

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62,543,000,000

#17 in the US

Alaska - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$9,419

#18 in the US

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13,238,000,000

#42 in the US

Arizona - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$8,014

#33 in the US

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87,334,000,000

#12 in the US

Arkansas - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$6,476

#48 in the US

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32,650,000,000

#30 in the US

California - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$11,729

#6 in the US

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262,786,000,000

#1 in the US

Colorado - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$10,909

#10 in the US

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33,735,000,000

#29 in the US

Connecticut - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$14,448

#1 in the US

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14,973,000,000

#40 in the US

Delaware - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$9,154

#19 in the US

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11,672,000,000

#45 in the US

Florida - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$9,577

#16 in the US

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176,646,000,000

#3 in the US

Georgia - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$8,011

#34 in the US

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88,376,000,000

#11 in the US

Hawaii - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$8,776

#27 in the US

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19,224,000,000

#36 in the US

Idaho - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$7,465

#41 in the US

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16,700,000,000

#38 in the US

Illinois - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$10,232

#14 in the US

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84,609,000,000

#13 in the US

Indiana - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$7,668

#40 in the US

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57,546,000,000

#18 in the US

Iowa - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$8,089

#31 in the US

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25,155,000,000

#34 in the US

Kansas - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$8,566

#28 in the US

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24,652,000,000

#35 in the US

Kentucky - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$6,625

#46 in the US

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82,940,000,000

#14 in the US

Louisiana - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$6,960

#44 in the US

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54,712,000,000

#20 in the US

Maine - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$7,702

#39 in the US

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18,241,000,000

#37 in the US

Maryland - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$11,361

#8 in the US

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91,613,000,000

#10 in the US

Massachusetts - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$14,003

#2 in the US

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53,789,000,000

#21 in the US

Michigan - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$8,310

#29 in the US

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101,310,000,000

#8 in the US

Minnesota - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$10,448

#12 in the US

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35,107,000,000

#28 in the US

Mississippi - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$5,733

#50 in the US

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37,713,000,000

#26 in the US

Missouri - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$7,855

#37 in the US

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62,645,000,000

#16 in the US

Montana - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$8,056

#32 in the US

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12,702,000,000

#43 in the US

Nebraska - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$8,952

#24 in the US

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13,776,000,000

#41 in the US

Nevada - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$8,940

#25 in the US

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26,996,000,000

#32 in the US

New Hampshire - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$11,617

#7 in the US

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10,107,000,000

#46 in the US

New Jersey - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$12,910

#3 in the US

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44,274,000,000

#22 in the US

New Mexico - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$6,570

#47 in the US

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31,350,000,000

#31 in the US

New York - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$12,575

#4 in the US

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136,240,000,000

#5 in the US

North Carolina - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$7,938

#35 in the US

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95,625,000,000

#9 in the US

North Dakota - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$10,393

#13 in the US

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7,655,000,000

#49 in the US

Ohio - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$7,853

#38 in the US

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115,881,000,000

#7 in the US

Oklahoma - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$6,967

#43 in the US

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43,129,000,000

#23 in the US

Oregon - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$9,071

#21 in the US

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37,009,000,000

#27 in the US

Pennsylvania - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$9,597

#15 in the US

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132,380,000,000

#6 in the US

Rhode Island - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$9,518

#17 in the US

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12,336,000,000

#44 in the US

South Carolina - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$7,405

#42 in the US

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56,886,000,000

#19 in the US

South Dakota - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$8,921

#26 in the US

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8,952,000,000

#47 in the US

Tennessee - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$7,874

#36 in the US

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68,183,000,000

#15 in the US

Texas - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$9,090

#20 in the US

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191,290,000,000

#2 in the US

Utah - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$8,114

#30 in the US

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16,321,000,000

#39 in the US

Vermont - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$8,964

#23 in the US

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8,919,000,000

#48 in the US

Virginia - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$10,638

#11 in the US

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167,503,000,000

#4 in the US

Washington - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$12,151

#5 in the US

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40,726,000,000

#25 in the US

West Virginia - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$6,116

#49 in the US

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25,335,000,000

#33 in the US

Wisconsin - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$8,974

#22 in the US

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41,191,000,000

#24 in the US

Wyoming - Federal Aid Per Capita by State

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$11,301

#9 in the US

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5,938,000,000

#50 in the US