Note: Our Committed/Disbursed amount may not reflect all spent funds, as official data often lags by several weeks or months.

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

$7.1 $7.1 trillion
$4.7 $4.7 trillion

Legislative Actions

$6.0 $6.0 trillion
$5.5 $5.5 trillion

Administrative Actions

$1 $1 trillion
$0.8 $0.8 trillion
Amount Disbursed / Committed
Amount Allowed

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 Relief

COVID Relief End Explains All of 2022 Deficit Decline

The budget deficit fell by half between Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 and FY 2022, from $2.8 trillion to $1.4 trillion. While the Biden Administration has tried to take credit for this "historic deficit reduction," we estimate that over 100 percent was the result of shrinking or expiring COVID relief. And while roughly 22 percent of the gross improvements come from changes in economic projections (more than offset by the cost of student debt cancellation), those economic changes will actually increase future deficits by over $1.5 trillion between 2023 and 2032.

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COVID Offsets

It Should Be Easy to Offset Additional COVID Funds

The White House has made the case for additional funding to fight the COVID-19 pandemic – in particular to purchase vaccines, treatments, testing, and the global response efforts. However, the recently enacted Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 omnibus bill excluded $15.6 billion of pandemic funding after some Members objected to roughly $7 billion of offsets from clawing back 2 percent of the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (the remaining costs were offset by repurposing other COVID relief).

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