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GLIN==> Northeast-Midwest Weekly Update -- 26 November 2001

     The Northeast-Midwest Institute on Thursday, November 29, will
release Northeast-Midwest Guide to Federal Formula Grant Programs at a
Capitol Hill briefing.  The 297-page report, which also will be
available on http://www.nemw.org/FedGrant2001.pdf, describes each of the 50 largest federal formula grant programs to state and local governments and includes tables that show fiscal 2001 estimates of state and regional program funding.  The report also includes text summaries and data tables for the 18 states in the Northeast-Midwest region, with each state-specific data table listing amounts for 158 different programs and sub-programs.
     The Northeast-Midwest region's share of funding from federal
formula grants in fiscal 2001 exceeded its share of the nation's
population.  The 18 states in the Northeast-Midwest accounted for 42.8
percent of the total funding to all the states, while constituting
40.1 percent of the population of the 50 states, according to the 297-
page report,.  Within the region, the Northeast fared better than the
Midwest, receiving 25.5 percent of the fiscal 2001 federal grant
dollars while accounting for 21.2 percent the country's population;
the Midwest received 17.2 percent of federal grant dollars while
constituting 18.9 percent of the country's population.
     At the Thursday briefing, the report's author, Matt Kane, will
offer an overview to the grants guide, provide tips for using and
understanding the state-specific information found in the report, and
highlight regional trends in grants spending in the context of overall
federal spending patterns.  The November 29 briefing will begin at
2:00 pm in room HC-8 of the U.S. Capitol.
     CONTACT:  Matt Kane at the Northeast-Midwest Institute (202/544-
5200; after December 3, 313/582-6244).