COVID-19 Federal and State Expenditures

In response to COVID-19, the federal government appropriated unprecedented levels of funding to the State of Vermont, its institutions, and directly to Vermonters. The State Auditor’s Office created this page to help Vermonters follow the flow of these public dollars. As we work to mitigate risks and guide the State in cost-effective directions, we will post graphics, memos, and other resources that can help us all better understand how this $4.8 billion is spent. Quickly disbursing funds aimed at mitigating this crisis while avoiding fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement is a critical but challenging task.

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Summary of Federal COVID-19 Funding to Vermont
as of September 16, 2020
Federal Coronavirus Relief Fund1 $1,250,000,000
Small Business - Paycheck Protection $1,201,175,929
Federal Unemployment Insurance2 $822,400,000
Economic Impact Payments $555,841,287
Small Business - Economic Injury Disaster Loans3 $340,929,110
Hospitals $304,881,690
State $254,126,000
Coronavirus Food Assistance Program4 $39,879,688
Higher Education $24,393,250
Community Health Centers $23,154,374
TOTAL $4,816,781,328

1 The federal Coronavirus Relief Fund was established by the CARES Act and use of these funds is subject to state legislative approval.

2 This number excludes $306,100,000 from the State Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, making a total amount of $1,128,500 in unemployment insurance funding from combined state and federal sources. According to the Vermont Department of Labor, this data is for the sole purpose of informing the public and is accurate to the extent ascertainable by the Department at the time of publication. It does not constitute verified employment data for the purposes of required reporting and formal release. The information is not related in any way to the certified data provided to the U.S. Department of Labor.

3 Provides economic support to small businesses that have suffered adverse impacts from Covid-19. Approximately $35.6 million of the $341 million committed has been advanced to Vermont applicants approved for EIDL.

4 Provides financial assistance to producers of agricultural commodities, including dairy, who have suffered a five-percent-or-greater price decline or who had losses due to market supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19 and face additional significant marketing costs. Thus far, dairy farmers have received $35,415,428.

Contact Information

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Phone: 1-802-828-2281
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