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Read our report on six communities’ experiences with pandemic funding and programs, which provides valuable lessons learned to improve federal emergency response programs.

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Data stories: A new feature series.


We work with data every day and know that it can be confusing and complicated.  So, we’ve launched a new feature: Data Stories to tell the story of one data point and why it matters.  Each story will break down the numbers into small chunks to provide context to the government’s spending in response to the pandemic. Numbers alone are not always meaningful but the stories behind them help make sense.  

You don’t have to understand a 12 million row data set – but finding the answer to one question, such as, how many PPP loans have been forgiven out of the total, can make the overall numbers a little more friendly. And, perhaps, provide that AHA moment about  where the money went.

If you have questions about the data, please send us Feedback. We might turn the answer into a data story.

Page last modified: 11/06/2023
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