The study encompassed direct spending on individuals in the form of federal salaries, retirement, disability payments and unemployment benefits, as well as procurement spending, grants from government agencies and spending under the Stimulus Act.
Colorado ranked the highest among the 50 states (9th) in procurement spending, and lowest in grants and other direct payments (47th).
The Census Bureau's Report also included a county-by-county breakdown of where federal funds were being spent in Colorado.
The Eastern Plains generally received a larger amount of federal money per capita thanks to comparatively high levels of direct spending.
Check out which Colorado counties received the most federal funds per capita: