I was asked the other day about how much education money comes from the Federal Government to Arizona.

This is a snapshot of monies from the United States Department of Education (USDOE) to the State of Arizona. Grants and programs change (K-12 ed is expected to receive $87 million fewer dollars in 2020). But this information should get you in the ballpark during any Friday night post dinner conversation.

The USDOE total appropriated budget for 2019 is $81 billion. Total appropriations to Arizona are $5.2 billion. Arizona receives roughly 6.4% of the USDOE budget.

Funding can be broken down this way:
$922 million – K-12 education
$1.02 billion – post secondary (including Pell Grants, but excluding loans)
$3.1 billion – New Direct Student Loan volume

A lot of people ask about the Head Start Program. Head Start is administered through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (Head Start nationally is about $10 billion, with $148 million coming to AZ)

The Free and Reduced Lunch Program is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA spent $411 million in Arizona in 2017 in the areas of Milk, Lunch, Breakfast, Administrative, and Summer Food Service respectively.

Loans are a huge bubble on the chart. Click on the loans bubble, then click “exclude” to get a better perspective of the other amounts.

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