10 federal government agencies with the biggest budgets for fiscal year 2016

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By: Krystal Vivian kvivian@953mnc.com

Half of all federal government money is estimated to go to the Social Security Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services.

That’s according to data from the Office of Management and Budget for fiscal year 2016.

As the November general election approaches and the presidential candidates talk about government spending and tax cuts, InsideGov.com looked at which government agencies are allocated the most money.

Here’s a list of the top 10 government agencies that received the most money from the federal government in fiscal year 2016, with data adjusted for the 2009 inflation rate.

10. Miscellaneous defense civil programs (military retirement benefits, etc.)

Total allocation: $57,039,591,544

9. Department of Transportation

Total allocation: $69,716,947,330

8. Department of Education

Total allocation: $70,850,949,480

7. Office of Personnel Management

Total allocation: $84,094,410,605

6. Department of Agriculture

Total allocation: $137,740,057,327

5. Department of Veterans Affairs

Total allocation: $159,093,514,869

4. Department of the Treasury

Total allocation: $484,034,396,273

3. Department of Defense (military programs)

Total allocation: $516,237,907,560 

2. Social Security Administration

Total allocation: $888,174,489,430

1. Department of Health and Human Services

Total allocation: $994,650,662,844

 

Federal government budget makeup (fiscal year 2016)