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COVID-19 funding in the U.S.

An understanding of the new laws.

Enacted on March 6, 2020, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act provides $8.3 billion in emergency aid to federal public health agencies for vaccines, tests, and potential treatments and to help state and local governments prepare and respond to the threat.

This brief provides an overview of the funding allocations as well as the emergency declaration made on March 13, 2020.

Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act funding allocations:

78.3%

 

U.S. HHS - $6.5 billion

 

15.7%

 

Other federal agencies - $1.3 billion

6%

 

Medicare providers for telemedicine services - $500 million