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 ascending Purpose Memo
11/20/2020 Dept. of Social and Health Services N/A Revises the previous allocation to include up to $1M of the original allocation for N95 mask fit testing. Amendment of previous Oct. 27 allocation of funds to Dept. of Social and Health Services
08/27/2021 Dept. of Health N/A The original purpose of the allocation was to pay for disaster response activities that included required staffing, increased travel, equipment, and grants to local health jurisdictions and tribes. The allocation is amended so that it may also be used to manage hospital capacity issues that have arisen due to the pandemic. Revision of 6/29/2020 allocation of Coronavirus Relief Funds to Dept. of Health
10/26/2020 Dept. of Children, Youth, and Families N/A Extends allocation timeframe through Oct. 31, 2020 to provide support services to ECEAP families with an eligible three- or four-year-old. Amendment of previous June 29 allocation of funds to Dept. of Children, Youth and Families for ECEAP Summer Support Services.
11/05/2020 Dept. of Social and Health Services N/A In addition to the purpose in the original allocation, approval for up to $1M for purchase of N95 masks for adult family home providers. Amendment of previous Oct. 27 allocation of funds to Dept. of Social and Health Services
11/06/2020 Dept. of Social and Health Services N/A In addition to increased rates for residential and in-home providers, the purpose of the Oct. 27 allocation now includes the purchase and storage of personal protective equipment through Dec. 30, 2020. Correcting purpose of Oct. 27 allocation to DSHS
01/22/2021 Health Care Authority N/A The allocation for transitioning Medicaid clients out of acute care hospitals into appropriate nursing home settings is extended from 12/30/20 to 6/30/21.  Amendment of previous Dec 14, 2020 allocation of funds to Health Care Authority
04/19/2021 Employment Security Dept. -$7,643,188 Funds not needed to accomplish the stated purpose. Revision of previous allocation of Coronavirus Relief Funds to Employment Security Dept.
04/19/2021 Dept. of Health -$59,168,000 Due to the Presidential memorandum directing FEMA to reimburse 100% of eligible expenses, the state’s contribution is no longer required. Revision of previous allocation of Coronavirus Relief Funds to Dept. of Health
01/20/2021 Dept. of Health -$50 million Because the allocation is not needed to accomplish this purpose, it is rescinded. Rescinding Dec. 14, 2020 allocation to Dept. of Health for case investigation and contact tracing
04/19/2021 Dept. of Agriculture -$43 million Due to the Presidential memorandum directing FEMA to reimburse 100% of eligible expenses, the state’s contribution is no longer required. Revision of previous allocation of Coronavirus Relief Funds to Dept. of Agriculture
04/19/2021 Dept. of Social and Health Services -$423,648,000 Due to 100% FEMA reimbursement and other reasons. Revision of previous allocations of Coronavirus Relief Funds to Dept. of Social and Health Services
10/16/2020 Dept. of Children, Youth and Families -$4,500,000 (reduced from $45,131,000 to $40,631,000) For Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) enrollment expenses incurred and expenditures for supervised visitation, in-home child welfare services, and technology costs in response to the coronavirus pandemic in fiscal year 2020.. Amended allocation of federal CARES Act funds to the Dept. of Children, Youth and Families
12/18/2020 Office of the Governor -$371,000 ($401,000 reduced to $30,000) To provide funds to the Washington State Equity Office for its coronavirus efforts. Amendment of previous Oct. 16 allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Office of the Governor
05/20/2021 Dept. of Children, Youth, and Families -$31,548,000 The 2021 supplemental budget includes a reduction to the CRF allocation made on 9/21/2020 Revision of previous Sept. 21, 2020 allocation of funds to Dept. of Children, Youth, and Families
09/04/2020 Office of Financial Management -$225,000 (Disaster Response Account-Federal) Rescinded for the reason it is more appropriate for the Office of the Governor to receive these funds and apply for expedited FEMA-Public Assistance reimbursement. Rescinding DRA-Federal allocation to Office of Financial Management
09/08/2020 Office of the Governor -$225,000 (Disaster Response Account-Federal) Rescinded for the reason it is more appropriate for the Office of the Governor to apply for expedited FEMA-Public Assistance reimbursement from the Military Department. Rescinding DRA-Federal allocation to Office of the Governor
04/19/2021 University of Washington -$21,875,000 Due to the Presidential memorandum directing FEMA to reimburse 100% of eligible expenses, the state’s contribution is no longer required. Revision of previous allocation of Coronavirus Relief Funds to University of Washington
12/18/2020 Dept. of Commerce -$2 million ($3 million reduced to $1 million) To fund the Washington COVID-19 Food Production Paid Leave Program to offer temporary financial protection to our state’s food production system. Amended allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Commerce
12/18/2020 Dept. of Commerce -$190,000 ($250,000 reduced to $60,000) For Consolidated Technology Services (WaTech) and Washington State University to install infrastructure hardware for drive-in WiFi locations at schools and libraries. Amended allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Commerce
Dept. of Social and Health Services -$18,429,000 ($222,143,000 reduced to $204,714,000) To pay for state general fund expenses incurred in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, provider rates for the Aging and Long-Term Support Administration and Developmental Disabilities Administration, and coronavirus response activities in the Economic Services Administration. Amended allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Social and Health Services
12/18/2020 Dept. of Social and Health Services -$18,429,000 ($222,143,000 reduced to $204,714,000) To pay for state general fund expenses incurred in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, provider rates for the Aging and Long-Term Support Administration and Developmental Disabilities Administration, and coronavirus response activities in the Economic Services Administration. Amended allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Social and Health Services
12/18/2020 Office of Financial Management -$17,257,120 ($39,775,000 reduced to $22,517,880) 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. Amended allocation of federal CARES Act funds to the Office of Financial Management
12/21/2020 Dept. of Children, Youth and Families -$16,877,000 ($61,355,000 reduced to $44,478,000) To provide one-time grants to licensed child care providers and Family, Friend and Neighbor providers for rent, utilities, personnel, food and supplies; implement the policy changes in the Working Connections Child Care program to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic; and maintain Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program support services. Amended allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Children, Youth and Families
12/18/2020 Dept. of Commerce -$14,000,000 ($422,900,000 reduced to $408,900,000) For funding COVID-19 assistance to local governments under interagency agreement #K3134. Amended allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Commerce
09/08/2020 Dept. of Agriculture -$11,411,000 Rescinded for the reason it is more appropriate for the Dept. of Agricuture to apply for expedited FEMA-Public Assistance reimbursement from the Military Department. Rescinding DRA-Federal allocation to the Department of Agriculture
12/18/2020 Dept. of Social and Health Services -$10,971,000 ($15,271,000 reduced to $4,300,000) To pay for nursing home beds to isolate residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. Amended allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Social and Health Services
12/18/2020 Dept. of Commerce -$10 million ($20 million reduced to $10 million) To augment prior funding to assist low-income renters experiencing hardship related to COVID-19 with up to three months of rental assistance. Amended allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Commerce
09/08/2020 University of Washington -$1,866,000 Rescinded for the reason it is more appropriate for the University of Washington to apply for expedited FEMA-Public Assistance reimbursement from the Military Department. Rescinding DRA-Federal allocation to University of Washington
11/18/2020 Office of the Attorney General +$500,000 CRF (federal), -$500,000 DRA (state) To address the backlog of cases related to the eviction moratorium. CARES Act allocation and DRA reduction for Office of the Attorney General
11/18/2020 Dept. of Commerce +$5,000,000 CRF (federal), -$5,000,000 DRA (state) To continue the Working Washington Small Business Grant program. These grants of up to $10,000 are available to businesses that have up to 10 employees and have been in business for at least one year. CARES Act allocation and DRA reduction for Dept. of Commerce
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
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 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 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 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 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 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
11/04/2020 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
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
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

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