aCatalog of Federal Domestic Assistance classification.
first 10 programs are those with the largest obligations in FY 1999. In addition, the substance abuse block grants program is discussed for its unique approach to equalizing fiscal capacity between states, as is EPA’s state capitalization grants program, one of the few with numerical values of shares specified in legislation.
FEATURES OF INTEREST BY PROGRAM
Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid)
Medicaid is by far the largest federal formula allocation program, accounting for 45 percent of total obligations for such programs in FY 1999. The key element of the formula is the federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP), which determines the proportions of state expenditures that will be reimbursed by the federal government. FMAP is also used,