State Auditor McGuiness: Delaware’s CARES Act Funding Spend Increases by $12 Million Over Previous Week
DOVER, DELAWARE – Delaware state agencies have so far spent 72.1 percent of the $927 million the state received in federal CARES Act funding, State Auditor Kathy McGuiness said today.
“The CARES Act resulted in an unprecedented amount of federal funding to our state,” McGuiness said. “The CARES Act Fund Tracker allows taxpayers to see a breakdown of how much money each state agency has spent.”
As of March 5, 2021, $668.1 million has been spent, which represents an increase of $12 million over the previous week. Most of the week’s increase – $10 million – was spent by the Delaware Emergency Management Agency.
In March 2020, the federal government passed the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which provided payments to state and local governments as they navigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on its population, Delaware received $927.23 million.
The CARES Act Fund Tracker can be found on the Auditor’s Office website here. The site is updated each Monday.
Learn about the Delaware Auditor’s Office at https://auditor.delaware.gov.
Contact: Quinn Ludwicki, Executive Assistant 302-382-7270, Quinn.Ludwicki@delaware.gov.