Tracking Tool for Each State’s Coronavirus Relief Efforts

The National Conference of State Legislatures hosts an online portal to show each state’s efforts to direct federal funds to combat, and recover from, the coronavirus pandemic.

President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARPA) Act, the latest federal stimulus bill to aid public health and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic on March 11. The plan included $350 billion in emergency funding for state, local and territorial and tribal governments, known as the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds.

State governments and the District of Columbia will receive $195.3 billion of the state portion of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) over two tranche disbursements. States must obligate the CSFRF dollars by Dec. 31, 2024, and spend by Dec. 31, 2026.

To illustrate the ways states are utilizing their Fiscal Recovery Fund allocations, NCSL created a database detailing state actions. This database provides up-to-date, real-time information in the 50 states, updated daily.

Using NCSL’s Power BI database, you can search actions by state, category, and authority. The second tab of the database provides a breakdown of the estimated federal disbursements to states. Information on the methodology of collection practices and categorical definitions is provided below the database.

A social media post embeds some quick graphics to show the tool in action:

Visit the NCSL website to dig into their still-evolving database.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties