This chart shows the expected distribution of $221.9 million of federal funding available to Vermont state government through the four COVID-19 relief acts.1 The chart excludes $1.25 billion received by the State from the CARES Act,2 which will be subject to legislative approval.
Source: Vermont Department of Finance and Management. “COVID-19 Federal Funding Tracker” as of May 19, 2020. The most current version of this report can be found at https://finance.vermont.gov/covid-19-guidance.
Note: The CARES Act expanded the unemployment insurance (UI) program. For example, beneficiaries receive an extra weekly benefit of $600 and self-employed individuals may seek UI benefits. This chart does not show the amount of federal funding anticipated to fund the costs of the expansion, as the Vermont Department of Labor has not yet published this information.
1 Federal COVID-19 relief acts:
Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
Payroll Protection and Health Care Enhancement Act
2 The CARES Act is the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.