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Delaware CARES Act Fund Tracker

In March 2020, the federal government passed the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  According to the U.S. Treasury Department, its purpose was to provide fast and direct economic assistance for American workers, families, and small businesses and to preserve jobs for American industries.  Specific to governments, the CARES Act provided for payments to state, local, and tribal governments navigating the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak that meet all three of the following criteria:

  1. Necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19);
  2. Expenses not accounted for in the budget most recently approved as of March 27, 2020 (the date of enactment of the CARES Act) for the State or government; and
  3. Expenses incurred during the period that begins on March 1, 2020 and ends on December 30, 2020.

For local government, CARES Act funds were provided directly to jurisdictions across the country with 2019 census estimated populations over 500,000.  With a 2019 census population of 973,764, the State of Delaware directly received $927,233,330.

The dashboard below details how the State of Delaware spent its federal allocation of CARES Act funds.

This dashboard was created with the most current data available to our office.  We will add to the tracker as more data becomes available to us.

This dashboard is updated each Monday.