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States that received the least amount of federal funds for K-12 schools, fiscal 2017

April 21, 2020
Vermont received less than any other state—about $111 million.

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 help pay for many programs, including Title I, special education and nutrition.

The amounts allocated to states ranged from about $111 million provided to Vermont to the $7.9 billion California received.

Here are the 10 states that received the least amount of federal funding in fiscal 2017.

Vermont                    $111,140,000
Wyoming                   $117,807,000
Delaware                    $149,418,000
North Dakota             $163,451,000
New Hampshire        $168,674,000
Maine                         $185,654,000
Rhode Island            $189,524,000
South Dakota           $200,076,000
Montana                   $217,381,000
Idaho                        $244,674,000

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