Update on Wisconsin’s Coronavirus Relief Fund Plan

This week, Governor Evers updated the public regarding state’s plan to invest federal funds to address the response and recovery to the COVID-19 pandemic. In April, Wisconsin was directly allocated $1.99 billion dollars from the state’s Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF), which was made available to Wisconsin through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. All federal dollars must be expended by the end of 2020.

According to Evers’s memo, as of October 9, the state has expended $476 million and obligated an additional $479 million.  The state has committed an additional $919.1 million in funds, that have yet to be distributed. That leaves about $120 million unallocated for emerging needs in the last couple months of 2020.

The administration has created a website to track the investments from CARES. In addition, the Legislative Fiscal Bureau issued an updated memo detailing the federal dollars. Here is the breakdown provided by LFB.