Auditor Galloway reports on Missouri’s use of CARES Act funding

Through end of February 2021, state has received $3.81 billion through CARES Act and other programs State Auditor Nicole Galloway released her 10th monthly report detailing state government’s use of federal stimulus dollars intended for the COVID- 19 response. Last year, Auditor Galloway announced that her office would examine the state’s distribution and spending of funding received under the CARES Act and other federal assistance programs passed by Congress.
The most recent report shows Missouri’s spending of federal assistance for the month of February, as well as the cumulative expenditures since the state began receiving funding in April 2020.
Through Feb. 28, 2021, Missouri has received $3.81 billion and spent $3.08 billion of this assistance. In February, the state spent $477 million.
A signifi cant portion of the expenditures to date were for services through the state’s Medicaid program, MO HealthNet and other programs receiving federal matching funds ($813 million), and funding passed through to counties and the City of St. Louis ($521 million).
Other funding has been provided to schools, institutions of higher education, child care providers, long-term care facilities, and developmental disabilities waiver providers. Funds have also been used for food and nutrition programs, mental health services, purchase of personal protective equipment, virus testing, contact tracing, workforce development, economic development programs for small businesses, COVID- 19 dedicated personnel costs, and other disaster relief purposes.


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