The federal budget provides about 30% of state revenue, making it the largest single source of funds for many states. Federal Funds Information for States (FFIS) does pretty much what the name says—helps states manage their federal funds by providing timely analysis of the impact of federal actions on states—be it sequestration, budget resolutions, the president’s proposed budget, or continuing resolutions.
Founded by the National Governors Association and the National Conference of State Legislatures—and the brainchild of its founding director Vic Miller—FFIS’s primary mission is to track and report on the fiscal impact of federal budget and policy decisions on state budgets and programs. This information is maintained in a database of more than 200 federal grant-in-aid programs that account for more than 90% of all federal funds flowing to state and local governments. It is disseminated to subscribers through a regular series of reports and briefs, and is also available via the website. FFIS is a subscription service, to which 47 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, DC currently subscribe. In addition, many non-state subscribers opt for FFIS’s newsletter subscription, which provides all of the analyses, but excludes database access.
FFIS staff is available to subscribers to answer questions via e-mail, phone, webinars, or site visits.
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If you like what you see and you're a state employee from a subscribing state, contact Carol Ryder ([email protected] or 202-624-5849) and we'll get you login information for the FFIS website. We'll also add your e-mail address to our database so you receive FFIS publications when they are issued.