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Most of Wisconsin’s CARES Act Funding Allocated

Wisconsin received $2 billion in discretionary federal funding under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or CARES, Act, which Congress passed in March. According to the state’s Legislative Fiscal Bureau, Evers allocated nearly $1.8 billion of the state’s $2 billion as of September 9. More than one billion dollars went to health care, including payments to hospitals, purchases of PPE, coronavirus testing, and contact tracing. Evers distributed nearly $500 million to education and local governments. The governor earmarked $200 million for economic support, such as grants to small businesses, agricultural grants, broadband expansion, and rental assistance. Hospitals, free clinics, and EMS providers are hoping to get allocations of the remaining funds.

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