04.01.20

Meeting the Needs of States

Meeting the Needs of States, Local Governments, and Tribes (Prepared By The Office Of Vice Chairman Leahy (D-Vt.)

H.R. 748, the CARES Act
Meeting the Needs of States, Local Governments, and Tribes
(Prepared By The Office Of Vice Chairman Leahy (D-Vt.)

Division B of H.R. 748, the CARES Act, contains $340 billion in new discretionary funding to
address the needs of the American people as we confront the coronavirus pandemic. Below is a
summary of programs funded in the bill that will be awarded directly to state and local
government agencies, to tribes, or that will be provided to non-profit organizations in the
states to help address the needs caused by this pandemic. This funding is in addition to the
$150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund that will provide state, local, and tribal governments with
additional resources to address this crisis.


Formula Grants:


• CDC Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) program - $1.5 billion
o $748 million will be distributed by formula and $752 million by need
• Public Transit Grants - $25 billion
• Airport Improvement Grants - $10 billion
• Community Development Block Grants - $5 billion
• HUD Homeless Assistance. Emergency Solutions Grants - $4 billion
• Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/AIDS - $65 million
• Indian Housing Block Grant Program - $300 million
• Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG) - $100 million
• Child Care Development Block Grants (CCDBG) - $3.5 billion
• Senior Nutrition and Supportive Services - $800 million
• Byrne-Justice Assistance Grants (JAG) - $850 million
• Legal Services Corporation - $50 million
• Community Services Block Grants (CSBG) - $1 billion
• Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) - $900 million
• Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) - $50 million
• Election Assistance Grants - $400 million
• National Endowment for the Humanities - $75 million
• Nationals Endowments for the Arts - $75 million
• Education Stabilization Fund - $30.75
o Grants to provide emergency support to local school systems and higher
education institutions to continue to provide educational services to their students
and support the on-going functionality of school districts and institutions

Additional Assistance:


• Hospital Marshall Plan - $100 billion
o New program to provide grants to hospitals, public entities, not-for-profit entities,
and Medicare and Medicaid enrolled suppliers and institutional providers to cover
unreimbursed health care related expenses or lost revenues attributable to the
public health emergency resulting from the coronavirus
• FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund - $45 billion
o Reimbursable activities may include medical response, personal protective
equipment, National Guard deployment, coordination of logistics, safety
measures, and community services nationwide
• FEMA FIRE Grants - $100 million
• FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter Program - $200 million
• Head Start - $750 million
• SAMSHA - $425 million
• Hospital Preparedness Program - $250 million
• Rural Hospital Flexibility Grants - $150 million
• Ryan White HIV/AIDS programs - $90 million
• Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - $15.5 billion
• The Emergency Food Assistance Program - $450 million
• Child Nutrition Programs - $8.8 billion
• Economic Development Administration Economic Adjustment Assistance Grants - $1.5
billion
• Public Housing Authorities (Public Housing, Section 8 Vouchers) - $1.935 billion
• Federal Railroad Administration grants to state supported routes on Amtrak’s National
Network - $239 million
• Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants - $25 million
• Indian Health Service - $1.03 billion
• Bureau of Indian Affairs - $453 million
• Bureau of Indian Education -$69 million
• USDA Food Distribution Program for Indian Reservations - $100 million


This list is not meant to be exhaustive. A more fulsome summary of Division B of H.R. 748, the
CARES Act can be found HERE.

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