2/22: We're very excited to announce a data visualization challenge with Google and Eyebeam!

This is your federal budget. We think it's hard to relate to "billions" and "trillions", so we break it down by how much you pay in taxes.

Year
Spending Type
Sort Type

Income
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Frequency
Filing Status


By Function | By Organization My Cost Total Change
Total Federal Budget - $3600.6B -11.7%
+ Social Security - $723.5B 4.9%
+ National Defense - $722.1B 3.5%
+ Income Security - $664.6B 8.8%
+ Medicare - $462.1B 5.7%
+ Health - $386.4B 3.4%
+ Net Interest - $187.8B 0.5%
+ Veterans Benefits and Services - $125B 28.9%
+ Transportation - $93.7B -25.1%
+ Education, Training, Employment, and Social Services - $91.9B -45.1%
Elementary, secondary, and vocational education-$41.6B-63.9%
Higher education-$18.5B53.1%
Social services-$17.7B-22.5%
Training and employment-$8.5B-28.4%
Research and general education aids-$3.8B-2.2%
Other labor services-$1.9B6.3%
+ International Affairs - $67.4B 6.3%
+ Allowances - $60.5B 0.0%
+ Administration of Justice - $53.5B -5.6%
+ Natural Resources and Environment - $39.5B -31.1%
+ General Science, Space, and Technology - $31B -11.4%
+ General Government - $29B -4.0%
+ Agriculture - $25.4B 5.3%
+ Community and Regional Development - $19.9B -16.3%
+ Energy - $8.8B -79.4%
+ Undistributed Offsetting Receipts - $-79.7B -13.9%
+ Commerce and Housing Credit - $-111.8B -124.8%
Discretionary SpendingDiscretionary Spending
Mandatory SpendingMandatory Spending
Interest SpendingInterest Spending
Account My Cost Total Change
Mandatory Spending Federal Pell Grants
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Federal Student Aid
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$27.8B
$34.9B
0.0%
0.0%
25.4%
Mandatory Spending Federal Direct Student Loan Program Account
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Federal Student Aid
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.4B
$5.2B
$0
-73.7%
273.3%
-100.0%
Mandatory Spending Federal Family Education Loan Program Account
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Federal Student Aid
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.1B
$4.3B
$0
-69.3%
302.5%
-100.0%
Discretionary Spending Higher Education
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Postsecondary Education
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2.2B
$2.3B
$2.1B
8.0%
2.6%
-5.5%
Mandatory Spending Payment Where American Opportunity Credit Exceeds Liability for TAX
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Internal Revenue Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$1.9B
$2.1B
0.0%
0.0%
8.0%
Discretionary Spending Student Financial Assistance
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Federal Student Aid
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$35B
$1.8B
$1.7B
117.6%
-94.8%
-3.6%
Mandatory Spending Academic Competitiveness/SMART Grant Program
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Federal Student Aid
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$73M
$1.3B
$561M
-81.5%
1730.1%
-58.0%
Mandatory Spending Mandatory Education Funding
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Postsecondary Education
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$1B
$3.5B
0.0%
0.0%
243.8%
Discretionary Spending Student Aid Administration
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Federal Student Aid
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$813M
$870M
$1.2B
16.8%
7.0%
34.5%
Discretionary Spending Howard University
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Postsecondary Education
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$235M
$235M
$235M
0.9%
0.0%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Gallaudet University
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$124M
$123M
$118M
9.7%
-0.8%
-4.1%
Mandatory Spending Higher Education
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Postsecondary Education
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$401M
$80M
$80M
6.1%
-80.0%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$64M
$68M
$65M
6.7%
6.2%
-4.4%
Discretionary Spending Federal Payment for Resident Tuition Support
Agency: District of Columbia
Bureau: District of Columbia General and Special Payments
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$35M
$35M
$35M
6.1%
0.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending TEACH Grant Program Account
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Federal Student Aid
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$24M
$13M
-100.0%
0.0%
-45.8%
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