Interactive Data

Do you want to understand the impact of federal spending on your state or town? Do you wonder how the federal government spends your federal income tax? Do you wish you could build a federal budget that reflects your spending and revenue priorities? National Priorities Project's tools are your doorway. Step through and start exploring!

Local Spending Data

NPP created a one-of-a kind database tool essential for tracking the county, state and national impact of federal spending.

Your Tax Receipt

How did the federal government spend your federal income tax dollars? Click and find out.


What if you could choose to allocate your tax dollars differently, in a way that reflects your personal budget priorities?  In three easy steps, estimate how much your state, city, congressional district, or county paid towards federal programs, choose what you would provide instead, and share your plan.

Faces of the Federal Budget

The Faces of the Budget project tells the story of the federal budget through ordinary folks’ personal experience. We’re illustrating all the ways the federal budget touches people’s lives – and what they think about budget decisions being made in Washington D.C.

Cost of National Security

What counts as national security depends on your perspective. Our embeddable counters track how much the U.S. spends on a variety of programs that protect our future, from military to food assistance. Do our nation's spending choices align with your priorities?

Tax Breaks

The federal tax code includes hundreds of tax breaks designed to encourage certain activities that lawmakers deem beneficial to society. Tax deductions, credits, and exclusions are all different kinds of tax breaks. Tax breaks result in fewer revenue dollars collected by the U.S. Treasury. This visualization, based on NPP’s tax break dataset, shows some of the most expensive tax breaks, who benefits, and how their costs have changed over time.