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States that received the most federal funds for K-12 schools, fiscal 2017

March 17, 2020
The federal government allocated more than $56 billion in fiscal 2017 to local public elementary and secondary schools.

Most funding for public schools comes from state and local sources, but the federal government also provides significant financial support.

In fiscal 2017, the federal government provided $56,838,048,000 in funds to local education agencies for public elementary and secondary education, the National Center for Education Statistics says.

Those funds support many programs, including Title I, special education and nutrition.

California, the most populous state, received the largest share of federal funding—nearly $8 billion.

Here are the 10 states that received the most federal funds for K-12 schools in fiscal 2017:

1                California             $7,889,651,000

2                Texas                   $6,246,798,000    

3                New York            $3,687,152,000

4                Florida                 $3,202,127,000

5                Illinois                  $2,311,275,000

6                Pennsylvania     $2,150,655,000

7                Georgia               $1,862,735,000

8                Ohio                     $1,837,601,000

9                Michigan             $1,692,917,000

10            North Carolina      $1,597,910,000

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