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 Amount Purpose Memosort descending
12/14/2020 Dept. of Social and Health Services $3.48 million For nursing home transition, long-term care staffing, and personal protective equipment (PPE) fit testing for individual providers. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Social and Health Services
10/27/2020 Dept. of Social and Health Services $247,017,000 To increase rates associated with residential and in-home providers between July – Dec. 2020. Also for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) caseload impacts, and required match for the Food Assistance Program (FAP) to mirror the maximum Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit amount per a federal waiver. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Social and Health Services
10/30/2020 Dept. of Social and Health Services $13,200,000 For increased testing in nursing homes per guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which requires testing of all staff and residents every 3-7 days until no new cases are found for 14 days. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Social and Health Services for nursing home testing costs
08/07/2020 Dept. of Corrections $3 million To assist with expenditures beyond appropriated levels for coronavirus response activities, including equipment and supplies, staff positions and overtime costs, and other coronavirus response resources and supports. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to DOC for COVID-19 response activities
08/07/2020 Dept. of Social and Health Services $10 million To continue funding the Disaster Cash Assistance Program to support individuals who face an emergency and do not have the money to meet their basic needs. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to DSHS for Disaster Cash Assistance Program
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
08/21/2020 Eastern Washington University $2,596,703 Support continued operations, and emergency support funds. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Eastern Washington University
09/18/2020 Employment Security Dept. $2,811,926 For the state’s share of the administrative expenses associated with the federal Lost Wages Assistance program. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Employment Security Department
10/06/2020 Employment Security Dept. $209,713 For the state’s share of the administrative expenses associated with the federal Lost Wages Assistance program for the sixth week of benefits (Aug. 30 – Sept. 5) Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Employment Security Department
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
11/18/2020 Employment Security Dept. $25,000,000 To the COVID-19 Unemployment Account. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Employment Security Department for administrative expenses associated with LWA program
12/23/2020 Health Care Authority $13.4 million For providers with an emphasis on those who treat Medicaid and state-only populations, including: opioid outpatient providers, evaluation and treatment centers and residential treatment facilities, community mental health centers and other licensed behavioral health therapy providers, primary care provides, including internal medicine and family practice providers, and dentists and dental care providers. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Health Care Authority
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
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
11/02/2020 Office of Public Defense $1,500,000 To reimburse public defense attorneys and contractors for COVID-19-related expenses. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Office of Public Defense
09/08/2020 Office of the Attorney General $1,180,000 For state General Fund expenses incurred in response to the coronavirus pandemic in fiscal year 2020. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Office of the Attorney General
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
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
10/30/2020 Office of Financial Management and Dept. of Enterprise Services $24,000,000 For computer devices to allow K-12 students to learn remotely. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to OFM and DES for K-12 computers
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 Administrative Office of the Courts $11,820,000 The purpose of this allocation is to assist trial courts with limited audio and video technology purchases, pay for costs related to access to Supreme Court and Court of Appeals oral arguments, and provide staff support for video capabilities; and to ensure that Washington courts can continue to meet their constitutional obligations by paying for unavoidable court administration costs directly associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to the Administrative Office of the Courts
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
08/21/2020 Evergreen State College $1,119,809 Support continued operations, and emergency support funds. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to the Evergreen State College
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
06/29/2020 Office of Civil Legal Aid $2.3 million The purpose of the allocation is to enable OCLA to provide a comprehensive response to the problems and corresponding civil legal needs of families and individuals in four core areas of primary need during the COVID-19 pandemic: employment, shelter preservation, individual and family safety and security, and economic security. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to the Office of Civil Legal Aid
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 Office of the Governor $175,000 (CRF) + $225,000 (DRA-Fed) Reimbursement of expenditures associated with COVID-19 costs, including communication services, management of our state's health system response and other response resources and supports. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to the Office of the Governor
06/15/2020 Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction $195.2 million (ESSER funds) The purpose of this allocation is to provide emergency relief funds to local education agencies to address the impact of COVID-19 on elementary and secondary schools. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
12/14/2020 Washington State Arts Commission $2 million For the Creative Districts program to help stabilize, recover, and preserve arts and culture organizations during the pandemic. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to the Washington State Arts Commission
05/14/2020 University of Washington $25 million The purpose of this allocation is 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
08/21/2020 University of Washington $1,903,699 Support continued operations, and emergency support funds. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to University of Washington
08/21/2020 Washington State University $1,329,228 Support continued operations, and emergency support funds. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Washington State University
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
12/21/2020 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 -$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 -$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
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
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
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 -$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

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