|R&D expenditures financed by any state, county, municipality, or other local government entity in the United States, including state health agencies. It also includes state funds that support R&D at agricultural and other experiment stations. Public institutions are instructed to report state appropriations restricted for R&D activities here rather than in Institutional funds.
Prior to 2010, the survey only requested R&D expenditures within S&E fields for this source, therefore this variable should be used for any trend analyses including years prior to 2010. For complete totals for 2010 forward, please use the analysis variable State/local Govt. Financed R&D Expenditures.