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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 for dues-paying members (Flow of Federal Funds to States).

Appropriations Tracking for Key Regional Programs

(figures in millions of dollars)

The FY2013-2014 funding levels presented here reflect budget authority, which is the Congressionally-approved amount that federal agencies are permitted to spend.

Subcommittee/Program FY2013 FY2014 REQ 2015  

FY2015 CROMNIBUS

 

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
Rural Energy for America (changed from “Renewable Energy and Efficiency”) 48.3 3.5 loan guarantee Up to authorized mandatory ($50 M under 2013 Farm Bill) + 10 discretionary 1.4
Value Added Producer Grants 13.8 15 11 10.8
Conservation Stewardship Program (NRCS) 1,036.2 1,057 1,449 to enroll up to 10 million acres
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (NRCS) 1,318.8 1,350 1,350
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (NRCS) 56.5 56 ____1
Chesapeake Bay Watershed Initiative 47.1 47 ____1
Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) n/a n/a 1002 100 (baseline)
Agricultural Management Assistance Program (NRCS, RMA, AMS) 2.5 15 10
Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (NRCS) 73 79 ____3
Agriculture Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) n/a n/a 4254
Wetlands Reserve Program (NRCS)5 543.5 223 ____5
Grasslands Reserve Program (NRCS/FSA)5 30.1 0 ____5
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (NRCS)5 188.4 150 ____5
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) 13.4 22.7 22.7
Conservation Reserve Program (FSA) 1,928 1,965 1,957
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
Manufacturing Extension Partnership 121.8 128 141 130
Technology Innovation Program 3.3
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms 15 15 10 12.5
Coastal Zone Management Act (grants only) 61.2 66.1 71.2 71.2
Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory 9.96 9.6 TBD
National Sea Grant College Program 59.8 62.8 61.4 62.8
Great Lakes Observing System 1.6 2.0 TBD
Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies
Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability 129.2 147.3 180 147.3
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy 1,731.4 1,901.7 2,316.7 1,923.9
Weatherization Assistance Program (a subset of WIA) 131.7 171 224.6 190
State Energy Program (a subset of WIA) 47.1 50 63.1 50
Energy Information Administration 99.5 117 122.5 117
Advanced Manufacturing Office (changed from “Industrial Technologies Program”) 128 205 305 200
Building Technologies Program 221 178 212 172
Great Lakes Fishery & Ecosystem Restoration 1.9 ___ 0 0
Dispersal Barrier and Interbasin Study (Chicago Shipping & Sanitary Canal) 22.4 36 29 29
Environmental Management Program Upper Mississippi River 17.9 32 33.2 33.2
Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund 809 1,061 915 1,1006
Inland Waterway Trust Fund 83 94 84.5
Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS) 3 3 0.5 0.5
Homeland Security
Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program 9 23 0 TBD (CR)7
Flood Mitigation and Flood Insurance Operations 16 22 24 TBD (CR)7
Flood Mitigation Assistance Program 120 176.3 150 TBD (CR)7
Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
EPA Brownfield Projects (assessment / cleanup) 89.9 90 85 80
EPA Categorical Grants (Sec 128, Brownfields) 45.9 47.7 47.7  47.7
Clean Water State Revolving Fund 1,376 1,448.9 1,018 1,448.9
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund 861.9 906.9 757 906.9
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI)8 285 300 275 300
BEACH Grants 9.4 9.5 0 9.5
National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program 24.4 24.4 24.5 24.4
Great Lakes Science Center 8.3 8.4 TBD TBD
Chesapeake Bay Program 55 70 73 73
Section 106 Water Pollution Control 226.3 230.8 249 230.8
National Estuary Program 16.8 16.89 16.8
Land and Water Conservation Fund (Departments of Interior and Agriculture) 308.6 306 35010
National Streamflow Information Program (NSIP) 27.7 33.7 35.1 34.9
Cooperative Water Program (CWP) 59.5 59.5 59.6 57.7
USGS National Water Quality Assessment Program 58.9 58.9 59.1 59.5
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Low Income Home Energy Assist. Prog. (Regular) 3,255 3,425 2,550 3,390
LIHEAP Contingency 0 0 200 0
State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
Great Lakes Fishery Commission 21.2 23.7 19.9 25
International Joint Commission Great Lakes Region 6.8 7.7 7.4 7.7
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
CDBG Formula Grants 3,078 3,030 2,800 3,000
Section 108 Loan Guarantees 6 3 0 0
HOME Investment Partnerships Program 948 1,000 950 900
Tenant-Based Rental Assistance 17,964 19,177 20,045 19,304
Choice Neighborhoods Initiative 114 90 120 80
Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation 204 204 182 185
Transportation Planning, Research & Development 8.5 4 8 6
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 30.6 31 31.5 32
Amtrak (National Railroad Passenger Corporation) (includes operating, capital, and debt subsidies; does not include inter-city passenger rail grants) 1,343 1,390     011
1,390
Federal Railroad Administration 1,546.3 1,603.4 4,995.4 1,626
Federal Transit Administration (Does not include flex funding transfers from highway program) 10,597.4 10,841.8 17,649.4 10,887
TIGER Grants 474.4 600 1,250 500
Grants-in-Aid for Airports 3,343.3 3,350 2,900 3,350
High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program 0 0 0
New Starts and Small Starts 1,855 1,943 2,500 2,120
Current Passenger Rail Service ____ ____ 2,45011 ____
Railroad Research and Development 33 35 35 39.1
Rail Service Improvement Program ____ ____ 2,32511 ____

 

1: Now part of new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)
2: New Program that combines CCPI, AWEP, CBWI, and GLCI
3: Some WHIP functions now part of EQIP
4: New Program that combines WRP, GRP, and FRPP
5: Now part of Agriculture Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
6: More precise funding level not yet available
7: Homeland Security funding extended to Feb. 27, 2015 through a Continuing Resolution
8: Includes Great Lakes National Program Office and Legacy Program
9: NEP is combined with Coastal Waterways Program ($26.7 m total for both programs)
10: Discretionary funds; total request is $900 m including mandatory funding of $550 m
11: Consolidation of all rail programs into two new programs