CARES Act Funding: Public Health

Learn more about what the state of Idaho is doing to protect our citizens

Idaho Rebounds: Protecting Idaho Citizens

The State of Idaho received an allocation of $1.25 billion to help fight the Coronavirus. The allocated dollars are visible down to each transaction within this portal. With the Transparent Idaho functionality, citizens can slice and dice data across multiple entities to get a picture of spending across the state.


One area of specific interest to many citizens is public health spending. As leadership enacted stay-at-home orders to flatten the curve, healthcare workers were on the front line to protect others. CARES Act funding was utilized across the state to benefit paramedics, hospitals, fire, and ambulance services.


Below you will find reports specifically filtered to show entity COVID-19 spending to support public health efforts.

Health District Support


As Idaho was grappling with making testing widely available, CARES Act funding was utilized by Health Districts to combat the spread of Coronavirus within their region.


These funds were utilized to track and report positive cases, perform contact tracing, purchase PPE, enacting stricter cleaning protocols, increase testing capacity, and provide vaccinations.


View the allocation for the various health districts here.

Medicaid Support


Medicaid providers have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Providers who deliver services in group or residential settings have had to radically change how they deliver services to minimize the risk of transmission. Providers have also had to purchase additional cleaning supplies and protective equipment to protect their staff from exposure to COVID-19.


Coronavirus Relief Funds were made available to any enrolled Medicaid providers to bring them up to 80% of their pre-pandemic Medicaid revenues.


View the CFAC recommendation memo authorizing this funding here.

Long-Term Care Facilities


Long-term care facilities are home to vulnerable Idahoans who are not able to live independently. In order to continue to provide necessary services and protection to residents, CARES Act funding was provided.


In Idaho, long-term care facilities include skilled nursing (nursing homes), assisted living, and intermediate care facilities for the intellectually disabled (ICF-1D); there are just over 400 long-term care facilities located across the state.


View the CFAC recommendation memo authorizing this funding here.

Idaho Rebounds: Detailed Public Health Reporting

Below is the full list of all grants distributed through the State of Idaho to benefit public health. Any of the visualizations above or below the table can be clicked on to see greater detail and deeper analysis in a new browser tab.


Transparent Idaho allows all citizens and reporters to explore the data by different views. If you have any troubles or questions, please contact us at transparentidaho@sco.idaho.gov.