The average spending per family involved in the programs was $2,245 but the range was over $11,000.

The average annual spending per family ranged from $11,855 and $8,916 in the two highest spending states to $232 and $335 in the two lowest spending states.

In 1998, the source of family support dollars was primarily from state funds. Of the states that broke out their spending by federal and state sources in a 1998 survey, only 23% of their total funds were from federal (HCBS Waiver and other sources).

Starting in 1998, the Administration of Developmental Disabilities has provided grant funding to states in order to stimulate the development of innovative family support services.