A new wave of universities and colleges across the world are using a $2.8 billion grant from the U.S. Department of Education to create a new generation of leaders.
More than 40 percent of the funding went to colleges and universities in the U.”s 50 largest states and the District of Columbia, according to the Education Finance and Policy Institute.
But in the last few years, more and more of the money has gone to the states, including California, the nation’s most populous state, which now has more than 60 colleges and has received nearly $5 billion from the federal government.
California was the first state to accept the funding, which allows it to fund more than 300 universities and nearly 80 colleges.
California is also the only state in the country to receive nearly $2 billion from federal education dollars.
Some of the biggest winners of the $2-billion federal grant have been states such as Florida, which won $2 million in the first two years of the grant.
Florida also received the second-highest number of federal education grants in the 2016-17 school year, with $1.9 billion, with California, New York, Texas and North Carolina rounding out the top five. “
This is going to have an impact on education, especially in a state like Florida,” said Paul Steely White, a professor of education at Stanford University who served as the head of the state’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission.
Florida also received the second-highest number of federal education grants in the 2016-17 school year, with $1.9 billion, with California, New York, Texas and North Carolina rounding out the top five.
The federal government also helped to pay for nearly 80 percent of California’s education spending during the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017.
States such as New York and Texas have also been on the receiving end of the largesse.
In the past few years California has been the beneficiary of about $3.2 billion in federal grants.
About $1 million of that was earmarked for the state last year.
New York State has received more than half the funding it was eligible for in fiscal year 2018, the most recent data available.
California received nearly half of the total state’s total funding in fiscal 2017.
California has also been a major recipient of education grants from the states.
California has received $2,064,856 in state and local grants, the second highest in the nation.
New York received $1,897,926.
Texas was second with $2,-842,534.
Florida was third with $3,831,876.
North Carolina was fourth with $4,719,567.
New Jersey was fifth with $5,737,636.
Pennsylvania was sixth with $7,056,907.
California was seventh with $8,821,741.
Pennsylvania also received $6,849,852.
Massachusetts was eighth with $9,624,842.
Iowa was ninth with $10,639,846.
New Mexico was 10th with $11,948,976.
New Hampshire was 11th with the highest amount at $14,634,977.
Maryland was 12th with a total of $15,908,872.
Wisconsin was 13th with more than 15,000 students and a total state of nearly $30 million in total federal aid.
While California was the largest recipient, New Jersey and Pennsylvania received the next highest amount of funding from the Department of Defense.
New Yorkers and New Jerseyans also received funding from federal departments, agencies and foundations.
Federal education money is also used to fund other types of programs.
New students at some of the nation�s top public universities receive federal grants that help pay for books, laptops and supplies.
Other federal money is used to help build new campuses and new science labs, for example.
Education funding can be an expensive proposition for states.
Some states have found ways to lower their education costs through tax breaks, such as California�s new tax on sugary drinks and soda.
Other states have sought to use education dollars to lure students to the state.
California, for instance, is considering offering incentives to help attract students.
The Trump administration is also considering more education-related tax breaks that could help reduce the costs of public education, such the tax credit for home-schooling families.
One of the new federal education funding tools under consideration is the so-called “student-driven” tax credit.
Under this tax credit, colleges and other nonprofit organizations that help students learn are allowed to deduct tuition, fees, room and board and supplies from tuition.
To qualify, a nonprofit must provide the school with the minimum amount of students and teachers for its programs.
The tax credit would be used to offset the cost of the education that the nonprofit provides.
The Obama administration and Congress did not approve the student-driven tax credit until 2013, but lawmakers have been pushing for more funding since then.
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