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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

$2.3 billion to address mental health issues intensified by the pandemic.

Stress and isolation occurring during the pandemic intensified concerns about the public’s mental health. A report from the Government Accountability Office in December 2021 noted higher rates of anxiety and depression in adults. The report also noted that children, adolescents, health care workers, and certain racial or ethnic populations may be at a higher risk of behavioral health issues.
05/26/2022

How to find award data by pandemic legislation

As pandemic legislation was passed, starting with the CARES Act in March 2020, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) assigned a code to identify each of the six laws. These codes, known as Disaster Emergency Fund Codes (DEFC), are used to track the spending funded under each legislation. Many of the codes were further refined through the description of the code, as "Emergency" or "Non-emergency."
05/12/2022