Federal Financial Participation in State Assistance Expenditures / Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP)


SUMMARY: The Federal Percentages and Federal Medical Assistance Percentages for Fiscal Year 1997 have been calculated pursuant to the Social Security Act (the Act). These percentages will be effective from October 1, 1996 through September 30, 1997.

The "Federal percentages" are for Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and aid to needy aged, blind, or disabled persons, and the "Federal medical assistance percentages" are for Medicaid. However, under section 1118 of the Act, States with approved Medicaid plans may claim Federal matching funds for expenditures under approved State plans for these other programs using either the Federal percentage or the Federal medical assistance percentage. These States may claim at the Federal medical assistance percentage without regard to any maximum on the dollar amounts per recipient which may be counted under paragraphs (1) and (2) of sections 3(a), 403(a), 1003(a), 1403(a), and 1603(a) of the Act.


Federal Percentages and Federal Medical Assistance Percentages,
Effective October 1, 1996-September 30, 1997 (FY 1997)
State Federal percentages Federal medical
assistance percentages
Alabama 65.00 69.54
Alaska 50.00 50.00
American Samoa 50.00 50.00*
Arizona 61.70 65.53
Arkansas 65.00 73.29
California 50.00 50.23
Colorado 50.00 52.32
Connecticut 50.00 50.00
Delaware 50.00 50.00
District of Columbia 50.00 50.00
Florida 50.88 55.79
Georgia 57.24 61.52
Guam 50.00 50.00*
Hawaii 50.00 50.00
Idaho 64.41 67.97
Illinois 50.00 50.00
Indiana 57.31 61.58
Iowa 58.83 62.94
Kansas 54.30 58.87
Kentucky 65.00 70.09
Louisiana 65.00 71.36
Maine 59.69 63.72
Maryland 50.00 50.00
Massachusetts 50.00 50.00
Michigan 50.22 55.20
Minnesota 50.00 53.60
Mississippi 65.00 78.22
Missouri 55.60 60.04
Montana 65.00 69.01
Nebraska 54.59 59.13
Nevada 50.00 50.00
New Hampshire 50.00 50.00
New Jersey 50.00 50.00
New Mexico 65.00 72.66
New York 50.00 50.00
North Carolina 59.88 63.89
North Dakota 64.14 67.73
Northern Mariana Islands 50.00 50.00*
Ohio 54.76 59.28
Oklahoma 65.00 70.01
Oregon 56.14 60.52
Pennsylvania 50.00 52.85
Puerto Rico 50.00 50.00*
Rhode Island 50.00 53.90
South Carolina 65.00 70.43
South Dakota 60.99 64.89
Tennessee 60.64 64.58
Texas 58.40 62.56
Utah 65.00 72.33
Vermont 56.72 61.05
Virgin Islands 50.00 50.00*
Virginia 50.00 51.45
Washington 50.00 50.42
West Virginia 65.00 72.60
Wisconsin 54.44 59.00
Wyoming 55.42 59.88
* For purposes of section 1118 of the Social Security Act, the percentage used under titles I, X, XIV, and Part A of title IV will be 75 per centum.


This notice announces the calculated "Federal percentages" and "Federal medical assistance percentages" that we will use in determining the amount of Federal matching in State welfare and medical expenditures. The table gives figures for each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands. Programs under title XIX of the Act exist in each jurisdiction; title IV-A programs exist in all jurisdictions except American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands; programs under titles I, X, and XIV operate only in Guam and the Virgin Islands; while a program under title XVI (AABD) operates only in Puerto Rico.

The percentages in this notice apply to State expenditures for assistance payments and medical services (except family planning which is subject to a higher matching rate). The statute provides separately for Federal matching of administrative costs.

Sections 1101(a)(8) and 1905(b) of the Act, as revised by section 9528 of Pub. L. 99-272, require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to publish these percentages each year. The Secretary is to figure the percentages, by formulas in sections 1101(a)(8) and 1905(b) of the Act, from the Department of Commerce's statistics of average income per person in each State and in the Nation as a whole. The percentages are within upper and lower limits given in those two sections of the Act. The statute specifies the percentages to be applied to Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

DATES: The percentages listed will be effective for each of the 4 quarter-year periods in the period beginning October 1, 1996 and ending September 30, 1997.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Health Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Room 442E Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D. C. 20201, Telephone (202) 690-7861.

[Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.560 Assistance Payments--Maintenance Assistance (State Aid); 93.778 Medical Assistance Program]