U.S. Department of Commerce

Federal, State, and Local Governments
Government Finance and Employment Classification Manual

FUNCTION CODE:   67 NAME:    Federal Categorical Assistance Programs
SECTOR:    General APPLIES TO:    Finance |X|    Employment | |
PUBLICATION CATEGORIES:    Social Services and Income Maintenance; Public Welfare; Cash Assistance Payments
DEFINITION:    Direct payments to beneficiaries under the Federal categorical public assistance programs, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); and intergovernmental aid under the Federal Medicaid program.
EXAMPLES:   Cash payments (including state supplements) by Federal Government to needy aged, blind, and disabled under the SSI program; applicable cash benefits by states under SSI program in excess of, or supplemental to, those paid by Federal Government; state government reimbursements to the Federal Government to supplement basic Federal SSI payment; cash payments by states to families under TANF program, including related Emergency Assistance aid; Federal grants to states for reimbursement of TANF and Medicaid benefits paid; intergovernmental payments to finance locally-administered TANF and Medicaid programs, including any related amounts for administration and vendor payments under those programs; intergovernmental payments to public hospitals for medical assistance (including Medicaid).
EXCLUSIONS:   Cash payments to needy persons under programs other than SSI and TANF (report at Other Cash Assistance, code E68); intergovernmental payments to finance state- or locally-administered assistance programs other than TANF and Medicaid (use code 68); state-only programs unrelated to SSI providing cash grants to aged, blind, or disabled (use code 68); payments directly to vendors of goods or services, including Medicaid reimbursements to private hospitals (report at Vendor Payments, codes E74 / E75); direct administration of categorical assistance programs (report at Other Public Welfare, code 79).
REFERENCES: - To be added later -
OTHER NOTES:   (1) In 1974, the U.S. Congress replaced the former Federally-funded, state-administered categorical assistance programs (Old Age Assistance, Aid to the Blind, and Aid to the Disabled) with the Supplemental Security Income Program. The Federal Government makes the direct cash benefits but states have the option of making supplemental payments directly to individuals (code E67) or to the Federal Government for increasing its basic cash grant (code S67). (2) Report any employment data related to these programs at Other Public Welfare, code 79.
  General Purpose Governments
EXPENDITURES, DIRECT: Federal StateD.C. Large City-County Other LocalSpecial District
E67 Assistance and Subsidies Y YY Y YN
I67 Assistance and Subsidies Y NN N NN
L67 State Y NN Y YN
M67 Locals, NEC Y YY Y YN
N67 General Purpose Locals N YN N NN
S67 Federal Government N YY Y NN
* Shows whether data are collected (Y) or not (N) for that type.