Income Support Programs

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Income Support Programs
Last Updated March 12, 2018

Federal grants that help low-income households meet their basic needs, such as Medicaid and the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, account for a large share of the federal dollars that flow into states. Pew’s research analyzes the unique federal-state interactions required to operate these programs and the diverse roles that this spending plays in state budgets and economies.

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