CARES Act allocations

This is a list of federal funds allocated by OFM from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act between 2020 and 2021.

Funds from other federal legislation, like the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, are not included here as they were appropriated directly by the state Legislature. 

Date Recipient Amountsort descending Purpose Memo
12/14/2020 Office of the Secretary of State $325,000 To support TVW, which has experienced an unprecedented number of individuals accessing pandemic-related content. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Office of the Secretary of State
08/21/2020 Central Washington University $335,598 Support continued operations, emergency support funds. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Central Washington University
06/30/2020 Office of Financial Management $39,775,000 (CRF) + $225,000 (DRA-Fed) The purpose of these allocations is to assist state agencies in closing out the 2020 fiscal year by covering the cost of their COVID-19 response activities and to expand the Disaster Cash Assistance Program for individuals who face an emergency and do not have the money to meet their basic needs. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds and Disaster Response Account funds to the Office of Financial Management
12/23/2020 Dept. of Health $4 million For a behavioral health information campaign to address the sustained and lasting impacts to the emotional and mental health of Washingtonians that are a result of living through an extended disaster. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Health
11/17/2020 Dept. of Health $4,762,500 To aid the Tacoma/Pierce County local health jurisdiction with eligible expenses. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Health for Tacoma-Pierce County local health jurisdictions
08/17/2020 Dept. of Social and Health Services $40 million To create the COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund, in order to assist Washington residents who are unable to access federal stimulus programs due to their immigration status. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to DSHS to create COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund
12/14/2020 Health Care Authority $40.9 million For hospital and pediatrician assistance and nursing home transition. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to the Health Care Authority
10/16/2020 Office of the Governor $401,000 To provide funds to the Washington State Equity Office for its coronavirus efforts, Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to the Office of the Governor
08/21/2020 State Board for Community and Technical Colleges $44,027,389 Support continued operations, emergency support funds, and restart professional technical programs. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
06/29/2020 Dept. of Health $45 million The purpose of this allocation is to pay for disaster response activities including required staffing, increased travel, equipment, and grants to local health jurisdictions and tribes; and to fund testing and contact tracing activities in the state, beginning in Yakima. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Health
09/08/2020 Dept. of Children, Youth, and Families $45,131,000 For Working Connections Child Care enrollment expenses incurred in response to the coronavirus pandemic in fiscal year 2020. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Children, Youth, and Families
08/21/2020 Western Washington University $5,456,837 Support continued operations, and emergency support funds. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Western Washington University
12/14/2020 Dept. of Health $50 million For case investigation and contact tracing activities. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Health
12/23/2020 Dept. of Commerce $50 million For business assistance grants providing for expenses, including (but not limited to) rent, mortgage and utility assistance, and to help prevent permanent closure of businesses. The department will prioritize businesses owned by black, indigenous and people of color. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Commerce
12/01/2020 Dept. of Commerce $50 million For business and nonprofit organization assistance with rent, mortgage, utilities, and other business expenses; historically disadvantaged small business owners; and small business resiliency technical assistance contractors. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Commerce for business and nonprofit assistance
05/28/2020 Dept. of Agriculture $51 million The purpose of this allocation is 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
12/14/2020 Employment Security Department $54.63 million For unemployment insurance benefits for individuals receiving benefits through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program that expires on December 26, 2020. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Employment Security Department
09/08/2020 Dept. of Commerce $564,000 For state General Fund expenses incurred in response to the coronavirus pandemic in fiscal year 2020. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Commerce
09/08/2020 Dept. of Health $57,392,000 For state General Fund expenses incurred in response to the coronavirus pandemic in fiscal year 2020. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Health
12/23/2020 Dept. of Social and Health Services $600,000 To transition 150 Medicaid clients out of acute care hospitals into appropriate nursing home settings. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Social and Health Services
06/29/2020 Dept. of Children, Youth and Families $61.4 million The purpose of this allocation is to provide one-time grants to licensed child care providers and Family, Friend and Neighbor providers for rent, utilities, personnel, food and supplies; to maintain Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program support services for July and August; and for the policy changes in the Working Connections Child Care program to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic: waiver of the parent co-pay, automatic reauthorization from part-day to full-day care for school-age children, and changes to reauthorization requirements. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to the Dept. of Children, Youth and Families
08/19/2020 Dept. of Health $62,777,000 To assist with expenditures beyond appropriated levels for coronavirus response activities related to testing and contact tracing efforts. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Health for testing and contact tracing
08/31/2020 Dept. of Health (for local health jurisdictions) $62.15 million To provide assistance to local health jurisdictions for eligible expenses under the CARES Act. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Health for local health jurisdictions
10/16/2020 Office of the Attorney General $652,000 To continue to enforce Governor Proclamation 20-19: COVID-19 Moratorium on Evictions. Funding may be used for the cost of retaining contract attorneys, as well as assistant attorney general and other support staff costs. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Office of the Attorney General to enforce eviction moratorium
09/21/2020 Dept. of Children, Youth, and Families $78,090,000 For child care relief. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Children, Youth, and Families
12/14/2020 Dept. of Commerce $8 million To provide assistance to a greater number of low-income households in Washington who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and cannot pay their energy bills. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Commerce
09/08/2020 Health Care Authority $8,172,000 For state General Fund expenses incurred in response to the coronavirus pandemic in fiscal year 2020. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Health Care Authority
08/21/2020 Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction $8.1 million For competitive grants to community-based organizations (CBOs) to support student learning in partnership with school districts. Allocation of federal CARES Act Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund funds
08/05/2020 Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction $8.8 million Internet access contracts and connectivity needs. Allocation of federal CARES Act Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund funds to school districts and OSPI
11/30/2020 Dept. of Commerce $85,000,000 For the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, residential rent assistance, business assistance grants, and Washington State Recovery Fund Loans for Businesses. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Commerce
09/08/2020 Joint Legislative Services Committee $883,000 For state General Fund expenses incurred in response to the coronavirus pandemic in FY 2020. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Joint Legislative Services Committee
10/16/2020 Dept. of Agriculture $9,425,000 For COVID-related food security, including to increase the capacity of the state’s Emergency Food Assistance Program and to purchase food, PPE and supplies for distribution to non-profit food banks and food pantries. Also to create a financial assistance program for small-scale meat processors to increase capacity and address labor shortages due to the pandemic. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Agriculture for COVID-related food security
11/04/2020 Administrative Office of the Courts $976,000 To establish and operate a pilot Eviction Resolution Program (ERP) in seven counties. The ERP will resolve disputes involving non-payment of rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Corrects allocation letter dated 11/2/20 that had incorrect amount. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Administrative Office of the Courts
11/18/2020 Dept. of Social and Health Services +$13,900,000 CRF (federal), -$13,900,000 DRA (state) TANF extension and sanction reduction, Disaster Cash Assistance Program, Food Assistance Program. CARES Act allocation and DRA reduction for Dept. of Social and Health Services
11/18/2020 Dept. of Social and Health Services +$19,500,000 CRF (federal), -$19,500,000 DRA (state) To pay for costs associated with moving patients from hospitals to long-term care settings and purchasing a long-term care facility. CARES Act allocation and DRA reduction for Dept. of Social and Health Services for long-term care costs
11/18/2020 University of Washington +$21,875,000 CRF (federal), -$21,875,000 DRA (state) For UW Medicine to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, including managing an emergency operations center; procuring personal protective equipment, medical supplies and other equipment; disposing medical waste; cleaning and disinfecting state-owned facilities and equipment; disseminating information to the public; making temporary modifications to health care facilities; and developing triage, intake and testing facilities. CARES Act allocation and DRA reduction for University of Washington
11/18/2020 Dept. of Commerce +$250,000 CRF (federal), -$250,000 DRA (state) To install infrastructure hardware for drive-in WiFi locations at schools and libraries. CARES Act allocation and DRA reduction for Dept. of Commerce for drive-in WiFi locations
11/18/2020 Health Care Authority +$260,000 CRF (federal), -$260,000 DRA (state) To pay the sales tax portion of the Washington State Hospital Association’s (WSHA) purchase of personal protection equipment for hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other providers of services to vulnerable populations. CARES Act allocation and DRA reduction for Health Care Authority
11/18/2020 Dept. of Health +$35,600,000 CRF (federal), -$35,600,000 DRA (state) To pay for costs associated with the state and local government response to the coronavirus outbreak. CARES Act allocation and DRA reduction for Dept. of Health
11/18/2020 Dept. of Enterprise Services +$360,000 CRF (federal), -$360,000 DRA (state) To translate COVID-19 documents into 37 languages for 40 state agencies. CARES Act allocation and DRA reduction for Dept of Enterprise Services

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