Note: Our Committed/Disbursed amount for the American Rescue Plan may lag in the short-term as data continues to be made available and incorporated into the tracker.

COVID Money Tracker

Explore the data and track the trillions of dollars of federal spending, tax cuts, loans, grants, and subsidies authorized and disbursed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and economic crisis.

Tracking the COVID Response

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Trillions of Dollars

Federal Reserve Actions

$6.1 $6.1 trillion
$3.0 $3.0 trillion

Legislative Actions

$5.9 $5.9 trillion
$4.0 $4.0 trillion

Administrative Actions

$0.9 $0.9 trillion
$0.5 $0.5 trillion
Amount Disbursed / Committed
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Track the COVID Money

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis, policymakers have approved trillions of dollars of fiscal and monetary support. Use the table below to explore how those dollars have been allocated and disbursed or view this information through our interactive visualization.

Research and Analysis

COVID Waste

COVID Bills Had Around $650 Billion in Extraneous Policies

We estimate nearly $650 billion of extraneous measures were part of or attached to COVID relief bills. Net of offsets, the cost was over $500 billion. Many policies were long-standing priorities developed long before the pandemic and not designed to address it. Based on this definition, we identified:

  • $155 billion to weaken the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s base broadening

  • $146 billion of additional tax breaks and extenders

  • $143 billion of tax credit expansions

  • $81 billion to support a private pension bailout 

  • $56 billion of Affordable Care Act expansions

  • $30 billion of extraneous agency appropriations

  • $38 billion of additional extraneous spending measures

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American Rescue Plan

Four Key Elements of the American Rescue Plan

In light of the ongoing pandemic and economic crisis, there has been strong interest in pursuing further spending to expand vaccinations, contain the pandemic, reopen schools, and extend expiring unemployment benefits. About a quarter of the House version of the American Rescue Plan would be spent on these four key elements, including less than 1 percent on vaccines and vaccinations. Meanwhile, more than half of the bill would be spent on state and local aid (which we have shown is likely excessive), broad rebates for most households, and long-standing policy priorities not specifically related to the current crisis. The remainder of the bill would consist of a combination of tax and spending policies, many of which provide targeted economic aid. In this piece we breakdown spending on these four key elements in the bill.

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