Provisions of the CARES Act
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (P.L. 116-136), is the third bill to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the materials on FFIS’s COVID-19 resource page are the following summaries of the CARES Act:
- Budget Brief 20-11 describes the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF).
- Budget Brief 20-12 identifies national funding for dozens of grant programs in the CARES Act and its predecessors.
- Budget Brief 20-13 provides initial state estimates for several grant programs. The state spreadsheet is being updated continually and the information presented in it has been expanded to address the treatment of state matching requirements in the CARES Act.
Most of the provisions that affect states are connected to appropriations for grant programs, which are largely in Division B of the law. Division A also contains some state funding and includes other provisions relevant to states (as employers and in other ways). Section citations are provided for programs that are included in Division A; Division B does not have sections.