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In January, President Trump threatened to cut off federal funds to sanctuary cities.
Another $311 million in state spending must be authorized for 2019 to qualify for $750 million in federal funds, rounding out the Medicaid agency's $2 billion two-year budget.
The central bank's power derives from its ability to raise and lower the federal funds rate, the benchmark that banks use to set consumer and business loans.
Concrete sound fences along Route 30 and Eola Road were all built as part of overall roadway expansions that included federal funds.
The second category would send funds to the state's Dieselwise program, which matches federal funds for reducing diesel emissions through engine and vehicle replacements, exhaust after treatments, and other adaptive technologies.
The state has earmarked $375 million in mostly federal funds to buy out and demolish homes in flood-prone areas, but so far has focused these efforts on tidal communities rather than coastal towns.
Berkowitz is looking for money from places other than local taxes, including more federal funds.
In a report issued in August, the commission called for a national emergency declaration in order to unlock new federal funds and increase access to the anti-overdose drug naloxone, among other things.
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Financial Definition of FEDERAL FUNDS
What It Is
How It Works
Why It Matters
Changes in the federal funds fate compel banks to either borrow federal funds to meet reserves requirements or build them up internally. These decisions affect how much money is available for lending to bank customers. The resulting increase or decrease in the supply of money available for lending usually affects overall interest rates, and factors into economic stability -- the ultimate objective of the Fed.
Although the Federal Reserve cannot directly control Federal Funds activity, it can manipulate it. The Fed does this primarily by offering competing loans to banks. Manipulation of the Federal Funds Rate is one of three primary methods the Federal Reserve uses to control the money supply. (The other two involve changing reserve requirements and buying or selling U.S. Treasuries on the open market.)
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