Budget Matters Blog

Entries By Becky Sweger

New Data: Food Insecurity

We've added a new indicator. Food insecurity: households with difficulty at some time during the year providing enough food for all members.

Data Story: Volusia County, FL

This week's data story is inspired by an activist from Daytona Beach, Florida

Data Story: Pell Grants

The Federal Priorities Database shows how the Federal Pell Grant program has recently benefitted from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (i.e., stimulus money).

Updated Data: 38 Expenditures

38 datasets have been updated to reflect yesterday's release of the FY 2010 Consolidated Federal Funds Report, which tracks federal government expenditures or obligations.

Two Big Federal Priorities DB Updates

This week, NPP released 2 major updates to the Federal Priorities Database: poverty numbers are now pulled from the American Community Survey and include last week's release, and all 38 expenditure datasets are now current through FY 2010. Click through for more details, and be sure to keep up by subscribing to the database's blog or Twitter account.

Updated Data: Poverty

The people, children, and families in poverty datasets are now current through 2010 and reflect the latest American Community Survey (ACS) findings.

Data Story: WIC Benefits and Participation

Our new featured data story is WIC benefits and participation.

New Data: County Unemployment

Our unemployment data is now available at the county level as well as the state level.

New Data: Adult Education

We've added a new expenditure. Adult Education: grants to states that fund local programs of adult education and literacy services.

As the Expenditures Turn

Where we get federal expenditure data, why we don't show all 10 million rows of it, and an API sneak peek.