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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:

Recipient Amount Date Purpose Memo
Dept. of Social and Health Services $15.27 million 5/20/2020 To pay for nursing home beds to isolate residents who have tested
positive for COVID-19.
$15.27M allocation to DSHS [pdf]
University of Washington $25 million 5/14/2020 For testing equipment, staff and supplies associated with the state’s response to the coronavirus outbreak $25M allocation to UW [pdf]
Dept. of Commerce $297 million 5/14/2020 Provide assistance to local governments for eligible expenses under the CARES Act. $297M allocation to Commerce [pdf]


Last updated
Friday, May 15, 2020
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