Focus on the pronunciation of state funding
English definition of “state funding”
noun [U] GOVERNMENT, FINANCE
› money that a government provides for something: The organization publishes a report on every school in England which receives state funding. → See also government funding
› in the US, money that a state provides for something: The orchestra expects to lose part of its $100,000 in state funding. In Georgia, state funding is available for these internet projects.