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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:

Date Recipient Amountsort ascending Purpose Memo
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.
09/04/2020 Office of Financial Management -$225,000 Rescinded for the reason it is more appropriate for the Office of the Governor to receive these funds and apply for expedited FEMA-Public Assistance reimbursement.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09/08/2020 Office of the Governor -$225,000 Rescinded for the reason it is more appropriate for the Office of the Governor to apply for expedited FEMA-Public Assistance reimbursement from the Military Department.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
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 of Agriculture -$11,411,000 Rescinded for the reason it is more appropriate for the Dept.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
09/08/2020 University of Washington -$1,866,000 Rescinded for the reason it is more appropriate for the University of Washington to apply for expedited FEMA-Public Assistance reimbursement from the Military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
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
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
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
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
09/21/2020 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
06/30/2020 Office of Financial Management $40 million 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
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 Central Washington University $335,598 Support continued operations, emergency support funds. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Central Washington University
10/20/2020 Central Washington University $312,000 For technology costs associated with shifting coursework, advising, tutoring, labs and other essential online student services. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Central Washington University for technology costs
10/16/2020 Dept. of Commerce $3,000,000 To serve American Indian/Alaska Native individuals living in urban areas who have been excluded from federal Coronavirus Relief Funds provided to tribal governments. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Commerce
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
08/17/2020 Dept. of Commerce $3 million To create the Washington COVID-19 Food Production Paid Leave Program, which offers temporary financial protection to our state’s food production system by providing up to 80 hours of paid sick leave when an employee who works for an employer with 500 or more employees is quarantined and/or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Commerce to create COVID-19 Food Production Paid Leave Program
05/14/2020 Dept. of Commerce $297 million The purpose of this allocation is 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
06/29/2020 University of Washington $25.8 million The purpose of this allocation is to pay for testing expenditures, including test development, triage and testing sites, and public health partnerships for contact tracing; pay for COVID-related cleaning services; to pay for increased training for epidemiology students to support local virus response; increased PPE; capital upgrades to improve patient safety; required field learning for nursing, dental, and social work students; and virtual training costs for dental and medical students; and to pay for increased training for epidemiology students to support local virus response; increased PPE; capital upgrades to improve patient safety; required field learning for nursing, dental, and social work students; and virtual training costs for dental and medical students. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds and Disaster Response Account funds to the University of Washington
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
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
09/08/2020 Dept. of Social and Health Services $223,143,000 For state General Fund expenses incurred in response to the coronavirus pandemic in fiscal year 2020 and for March to June 2020 Aging and Long-Term Support Administration and Development Disability Administration provider rates, and to the Economic Services Administration for coronavirus response activities. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Social and Health Services
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
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
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
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
06/15/2020 Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction $195.2 million 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

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