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Update: Three rounds of stimulus checks. See how many went out and for how much.

While you may have heard them referred to as stimulus checks, the Economic Impact Payments were, for the most part, direct deposited into bank accounts or sent out as bank cards. More than 476 million payments totaling $814 billion in financial relief went to households impacted by the pandemic. The Internal Revenue Service based the amounts that individuals received on income, tax filing status, and number of children (or qualifying dependents, like a relative).

Economic impact payments -- second round.

The Internal Revenue Service has been sending out the second round of stimulus payments that were part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Act of 2021.

Roundtable Event: What's it like applying for pandemic relief funds?

We co-hosted a virtual panel discussion with the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) on the public’s experience applying for financial assistance from different pandemic relief programs. Learn more and view the video for this event.

Pandemic Spending and Underserved Communities

We co-hosted a roundtable with the National Academy of Public Administration. A panel of experts examined the impact of pandemic response programs and spending on historically underserved communities and shared lessons learned. Learn more and view the video for this event.