Almost $90 billion in federal relief has so far been allocated to individuals, businesses, and governments in Washington

By: Emily Makings
8:34 am
June 11, 2021

Federal coronavirus relief funding that Congress appropriated earlier this year in the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act is still being distributed to its intended recipients. Because the bill includes so many pots of money that are for specific purposes, rather than for specific states, it’s still not clear exactly how much will come to Washington. (For example, funding for vaccines went to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which then determined how to distribute that funding to various jurisdictions.)

I’ve updated our spreadsheet showing federal relief for Washington to incorporate the latest information. If you click on the table below, it will open a spreadsheet with more details. (It’s also available on our COVID-19 page.)

So far, across the five major relief bills, at least $25.843 billion has and will flow through Washington’s state and local governments. The state has appropriated (or allocated via the unanticipated receipts process) $17.348 billion of that.

In addition to the funding that the state has a role in distributing, the federal bills have also provided $63.577 billion directly to individuals and businesses in Washington. This includes, for example, the economic impact payments, unemployment insurance payments, and the paycheck protection program.

Categories: Budget , Categories , Economy.
Tags: ARP Act , CARES Act , other federal action on COVID-19