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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 Amount Purposesort descending Memo
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
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
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
06/29/2020 Dept. of Commerce $163 million The purpose of this allocation is to support more than 11,000 households with foreclosure, credit counseling and legal assistance; to provide emergency operations grants to nonprofits across the state who are helping address inequity and disparities exacerbated by the COVID crisis; to assist low-income renters experiencing hardship related to COVID-19 for up to three months; and to provide business support grants to help small businesses navigate the immediate hurdles to reopening. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Commerce
08/19/2020 Dept. of Health $10,211,000 To assist with expenditures beyond appropriated levels for coronavirus response activities related to contact tracing efforts for local health jurisdictions. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Health for contact tracing by 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
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
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
08/17/2020 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
08/17/2020 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
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
08/31/2020 Dept. of Commerce (for local governments) $125.9 million To provide assistance to local governments for eligible expenses under the CARES Act. Allocation of federal CARES Act funds to Dept. of Commerce for local governments
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 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
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

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