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The government has spent over $5 trillion responding to the pandemic – that’s hard to wrap your head around.

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Read our data stories.

The best way to understand how your taxpayer dollars are being spent is to dive into the data. Use our visualizations to see who received pandemic relief money and what they spent it on.

Data Stories

Find out how children received lunch when schools closed during the pandemic.

Prior to the beginning of the pandemic, approximately 30 million children attending almost 100,000 public and non-profit private schools and residential childcare institutions participated in the National School Lunch Program.

Families received nearly $94 billion in Child Tax Credits. See where it went.

In March 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) expanded the Child Tax Credit. Eligible families could claim the credit for each qualifying child when submitting their 2021 tax returns. The Internal Revenue Service issued more than 37 million Child Tax Credits totaling nearly $94 billion in 2021. Families can still submit revised tax returns to claim the credit until 2024.
Page last modified: 11/06/2023