$6.3 billion overall to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). This funding will go to a number of human services programs including $3.5 billion for the Child Care and Development Block Grant to provide immediate assistance to childcare providers.
$45 million in grants to states for child welfare services. As ACF increases flexibility in services for the most vulnerable, the legislation will help backfill this response by providing $45 million to family violence prevention and services including for family violence shelters and $2 million for the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Funding for the most vulnerable will also include $25 million for immediate assistance to programs providing services and housing for runaway and homeless youth. The Administration for Community Living will also receive $955 million to provide resources for aging and disability services programs including senior nutrition, home and community-based supportive services, family caregivers, elder justice and independent living.
$1 billion to the Community Services Block Grant to help local community-based organizations that provide a wide range of social services and emergency assistance for those with the highest need.
$900 million for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to help families and provide assistance in managing costs associated with home energy bills, energy crises, and weatherization and energy-related minor home repairs.
$10.5 billion for the Department of Defense, primarily for the protection of members of the armed forces, their families and military retirees from the coronavirus. Includes funding for specific efforts that leverage unique capabilities of the Department of Defense to contribute to a whole-of-government response to the pandemic.
$1.4 billion for deployments of the National Guard. This level of funding will sustain up to 20,000 members of the National Guard, under the direction of the governors of each state, for the next six months in order to support state and local response efforts. More specifically, the funding allocates the following:
- $746 million allocated to the Army National Guard for response efforts both domestically and internationally.
- $186 million to the Army National Guard Operation and Maintenance Funding Programs.
- $482 million allocated to the Air National Guard for response efforts both domestically and internationally.
- $75 million to the Air National Guard Operation and Maintenance Funding Programs.
$75 million for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to make fiscal stabilization grants to public television and radio stations facing declines in non-federal revenues, which will help maintain programming and preserve small and rural stations threatened by declines in non-federal revenues.
Funding for the VA to expand capacity of IT networks to address the demand in services and broaden tele-health capabilities.
Directs the secretary of HHS to consider ways to encourage the use of telecommunications systems, including for remote patient monitoring and other communications or monitoring services by clarifying guidance and conducting outreach.
$6 million to the National Institute of Standards and Technology for measurement science to support viral testing and biomanufacturing.
$60 million for Industrial Technology Services, including support to manufacturing for development of biomedical equipment.
$30.75 billion for an Education Stabilization Fund for states, school districts and institutions of higher education for costs related to coronavirus to be distributed as follows:
Elementary and Secondary Education
$13.5 billion is available for formula grants to states based on the same proportion that each state receives under ESEA Title-IA. States will then distribute 90% of funds to local educational agencies (LEAs) based on their proportional allocation of ESEA Title I-A funds. State education agencies can reserve up to 10% of funds for emergency needs as determined by the state. Funds to LEAS can be used for coronavirus-response activities, such as planning for and coordinating during long-term school closures; purchasing educational technology to support online learning for all students served by the local educational agency; and additional activities authorized by federal elementary and secondary education laws.
Each state will receive a share of $3 billion for governors to allocate at their discretion for emergency support grants to local educational agencies and institutions of higher education that have been most significantly impacted by the coronavirus. Funds will be allocated based on following formula:
- 60% of the funds are distributed based on the relative number of 5- to 24-year-olds in the state.
- 40% of the funds are distributed based on the relative number of kids younger than 21 as defined by section 1124(c) of ESSA.
$14.25 billion for emergency relief for Institutions of Higher Education to respond to the coronavirus. 90% of funds via a formula base, 75% on its share of Pell FTE and 25% on non-Pell FTE, excluding students who were exclusively enrolled online prior to coronavirus. At least 50% of institutional funds must provide emergency financial aid grants to students that can cover eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care. Remaining institutional funds may be used to defray expenses for IHEs, such as lost revenue and technology costs associated with a transition to distance education.
$14 billion for the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). The CCC was previously used in 2018 and 2019 to provide funding to farmers and other agricultural producers in response to retaliatory tariffs.
$9.5 billion in additional assistance for livestock and specialty crops, such as fruit, vegetables and nuts. Funding would also be available for dairy producers, and producers who support local food systems such as farmers markets and schools.
$25 million to the USDA’s Rural Development Grant Program for Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program, as well as $100 million to the USDA’s ReConnect program to help ensure rural Americans have access to broadband.
$20.5 million to the Rural Business Development Grant Program to support business and industry loans.
$28 million to the Department of Energy and $99.5 million to Office of Science to support research on the coronavirus.
$3.3 million for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
The legislation does not include funding for oil purchases by the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). However, the bill does include a provision to allow the Department of Energy to postpone previously planned sales from the SPR through fiscal year 2022.
$25 billion for transit systems. Specific funding amounts determined by the Federal Transit Administration which are now available for use. These funds are being distributed through existing formulas including the Urbanized Area Formula Grants, Formula Grants for Rural Areas, State of Good Repair Formula Grants and Growing and High-Density States Formula Grants using fiscal year 2020 apportionment formulas.
Approximately $1 billion dollars to Amtrak to ensure continued operations along the Northeast Corridor and long-distance routes. States will also receive a portion of this assistance to help meet their match obligations on state-supported routes.
$250,000 for the Federal Railroad Administration to provide safety equipment and assistance to inspectors.
Provides an aggregate of approximately $60 billion for the hard-hit airline sector. This includes $25 billion in grants for airlines, $3 billion in grants for airline contractors—ground staff and catering support, and $4 billion for cargo airlines. These grants would be for “the continuation of payment of employee wages, salaries, and benefits” based on employment levels in 2019. Grant recipients would not be able to cut pay or benefits, issue involuntary furloughs until after Sept 30, 2020, as well as be restricted in buying back their own stock or issuing a stock dividend until Sept. 30, 2021. USDOT is also authorized to force air carriers to continue service to destinations served as of March 1, 2020, until March 1, 2022.
Allows the Treasury Department to make up to $25 billion in loans and loan guarantees for passenger airlines, repair stations and ticket agents, and up to $4 billion for cargo airlines. A company receiving a loan would have to “maintain its employment levels as of March 24, 2020, to the extent practicable” and would also be prohibited from reducing its employment levels by more than 10%. Further, the bill requires the Treasury Department to demand stock, in a publicly-traded company or similar type of debt instrument, for non-public companies. The amounts of airline-specific packages would be left up to the Treasury Department. The assistance also includes a number of requirements on airlines that would place limits on certain financial actions until loans are repaid.
Provides airports $10 billion in grants, with at least $100 million set aside for general aviation airports, to ensure continued operation during a likely sustained decline in air travel. Commercial airports receiving grants would have to maintain employment levels of at least 90% based on the bill’s day of enactment.
$453 million for the Bureau of Indian Affairs to prepare for and respond to the coronavirus, including for public safety and justice programs, welfare assistance and social services programs, and other tribal government assistance.
$20.6 million for the Bureau of Reclamation.
An additional $300 million is secured for Native American housing, which includes $200 million for the Indian Housing Block Grant program and $100 million for imminent threats to health and safety as a result of COVID-19
Environmental Protection Agency
$2.25 million to the Environmental Protection Agency to prepare and respond to the coronavirus, of which $1.5 million should be used to research methods to reduce the risks from environmental transmission of the coronavirus via contaminated surfaces or materials.
Includes $770,000 for the Hazardous Substances Superfund to prepare and respond for the coronavirus.
$850 million in Byrne/JAG funding formula grants to states for continuation of criminal justice programs.
$2 million for justice information sharing technology. Expands videoconferencing abilities for prison health care and criminal proceedings.
$400 million in election security grants to prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus in the 2020 federal election cycle. States must provide an accounting to the Election Assistance Commission of how the funds were spent within 20 days of any 2020 election.