Focus on the pronunciation of state funds
English definition of “state funds”
noun [plural] GOVERNMENT, FINANCE
› money that is available to a government to spend: He has said repeatedly that Russia will not use state funds for grain purchases.
› in the US, money that is available to a state to spend: This proposal would prohibit lawmakers from using state funds for out-of-state travel. The governor proposes to spend $14.1 billion in state funds on public schools. → Compare federal funds