Coronavirus Relief Fund Dashboard

In March 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated federal Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) to state and local governments for COVID-19 expenditures incurred between March 1 and December 30, 2020, in response to COVID-19. Based on population, California received a total of $15.3 billion from the CARES Act — with $9.5 billion allocated directly to the state, $5.8 billion allocated to 15 large counties (including San Francisco), and 5 cities with populations over 500,000. In late December 2020, the date to spend these funds was extended by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act through December 31, 2021. A conforming change to state law extends the deadline for counties, cities, and community colleges to spend these funds to September 1, 2021. Additionally, the state may use these funds to offset COVID-19 response costs through December 31, 2021.

To provide transparency in how these funds are being spent, the Department of Finance has collected data from counties, cities, local education agencies, community college districts, and state agencies regarding expenditures and obligations to date and visualized it in the dashboard* below. The dashboard below shows the total expended in key cities, counties, and federal expenditure categories and projects.

View the CRF dashboard data or download individual CRF CSV data files.

*Disclaimer 1: Due to the automatic geocoding process on the dashboard map, some address locations may be incorrectly mapped. This is only a display issue and does not affect the dashboard filters and/or totals.

*Disclaimer 2: CA Senate, CA Assembly, and Federal Congressional Districts are based off 2020 boundaries passed by the redistricting commission and may have since changed.

*Disclaimer 3: “Statewide” expenditures reflect COVID-19 response costs incurred by California state departments for contracts, purchases, and personnel services. These expenditures are not attributable to a specific city, county, or district. Examples of statewide expenditures include PPE purchases and COVID-19 testing/contact tracing. “Statewide” expenditures may also include numerous out of state businesses that provided goods or services to California state departments and are detailed in the above data files.

*Disclaimer 4: U.S. Treasury provided 20 pre-determined expenditure categories for eligible expenditures. If recipients were unable to categorize their eligible expenditures in the existing categories, recipients were allowed to create “User Defined” categories. Both U.S. Treasury and user defined categories are displayed in this dashboard.

To view other federal funding transparency efforts, please see the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Dashboard and the COVID-19 Federal Stimulus Dashboard.

For additional information on the state’s expenditure of CRF, visit the Coronavirus Relief Fund Quarterly Report page. If you have questions regarding this dashboard, please contact FiscalRecovery@dof.ca.gov. If you have questions regarding the Coronavirus Relief Fund, please contact the CRFReportHelpDesk@dof.ca.gov.