State Actions on Coronavirus Relief Funds


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. 


Click on the graphic below to see a full-screen, interactive graphic on state CRF actions.

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Sources: Various media and government outlets.

Corrections: This is a working document. Please contact Emily Maher if you know of any additional information that should be reflected here or any errors that should be corrected.

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