To ease the financial strain of state spending on COVID-19 mitigation and response measures, the federal government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which included $150 billion in direct assistance for state governments, local and tribal governments. These funds are known as the Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF). Each state received a minimum allocation of $1.25 billion. Local governments with a population of at least 500,000 were eligible for direct payments.
To illustrate the ways states are utilizing its CRF allocations, the National Conference of State Legislatures created a database detailing CRF actions. This database provides up-to-date, real-time information in the 50 states.
Using NCSL's Power Bi database, you can search actions by state and category. Sources: Various media and government outlets.