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

We’re here to help.  

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

$76.3 billion to help keep colleges and universities open

Many colleges and universities closed during the pandemic and faced uncertain futures. To help them remain open, the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) program provided grants to approximately 4,900 institutions totaling $76.3 billion.
04/14/2022

What is an assistance listing?

An assistance listing is a series of numbers used to identify each federal financial assistance program. We use the term “assistance listings” on our interactive dashboards.
03/31/2022