July 28, 2020
Denver—Ohio provided $100 million to K-12 schools, Pennsylvania distributed $625 million to counties, and Louisiana appropriated $300 million for small business grants, according to a new real-time database tracking state expenditures from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
The CARES Act, passed by Congress in March, included $150 billion in direct assistance for state, local and tribal governments and provided a minimum state allocation of $1.25 billion of these funds, known as Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF). Local governments with a population of at least 500,000 were eligible for direct payments.
The new database by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) captures real-time information illustrating the ways states and the District of Columbia (D.C.) are using their CRF allocations.
The database features a broad range of allocations, including: emergency management/disaster response, small business relief, housing assistance and other timely topics. Search CRF allocations by state, category and description.
Access the State Actions on Coronavirus Relief Funds database.
NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.