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Federal funds distributed for COVID-19 outbreak response

The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020, appropriated approximately $2.95 billion to state and local governments in Washington state to help fund the response to the COVID-19 outbreak. These funds include:

Datesort ascending Recipient Amount Purpose Memo
05/28/2020 Dept. of Agriculture $51 million To purchase food and food distribution supplies for food banks and other non-profit organizations. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Agriculture
05/20/2020 Dept. of Social and Health Services $15.27 million To pay for nursing home beds to isolate residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Social and Health Services
05/14/2020 University of Washington $25 million For testing equipment, staff and supplies associated with the state’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to University of Washington
05/14/2020 Dept. of Commerce $297 million To provide assistance to local governments for eligible expenses under the CARES Act. (Listed above and not included in the $1.87 billion.) Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept of Commerce
Last updated
Friday, May 15, 2020
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