The PRAC is required by the CARES Act to maintain a website that provides detailed data on pandemic relief assistance worth more than $150,000. To meet our mandate, we get most of our pandemic relief data from USAspending.gov, which federal agencies use to report how funds are spent. A required piece of information is a plain language award description that tells taxpayers how their money was used. We looked at 51,000 awards worth $347 billion that supported the pandemic response (as of June 15, 2021). We found more than 15,400 awards worth $33 billion with meaningless descriptions that make...
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Our inspection identified several concerns with CARES Act and pandemic-related contract actions made through October 31, 2020.