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

$5.7 $5.7 trillion
$2.6 $2.6 trillion

Legislative Actions

$4.0 $4.0 trillion
$2.7 $2.7 trillion

Administrative Actions

$0.7 $0.7 trillion
$0.5 $0.5 trillion
Amount Disbursed / Committed
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Research and Analysis

Deficit Projections

Breaking Down $3.4 Trillion in COVID Relief

With the passage of the Response & Relief Act, Congress has now allocated nearly $4.5 trillion of COVID relief at a net cost of over $3.4 trillion. While we work to update our comprehensive tracker at COVIDMoneyTracker.org, this analysis highlights the major sources of COVID relief.

All but around $15 billion of COVID relief come from four pieces of legislation — the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement (PPPHCE) Act, and the recently-enacted Response & Relief Act. Of the $3.4 trillion in relief from those four bills, $1.9 trillion results from the CARES Act, $935 billion from the Response & Relief Act, and the remaining $580 billion comes from the other two bills.

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Year-End Deal

What's in the Final COVID Relief Deal of 2020?

Lawmakers passed a new COVID relief deal, which has yet to be signed into law by the President. The deal in many ways resembles recent proposals from a bipartisan group of lawmakers and from Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, both of which cost over $900 billion. Overall, it would be the fifth major bill enacted in response to the COVID pandemic and economic crisis, and the first since April's Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act

Under our central estimates, the package will cost about $935 billion and would boost economic output by $625 billion (3 percent of 2021 GDP), which is equivalent to closing the entire estimated output gap for 2021 and almost half of the total estimated output gap through 2023.

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