Idaho Rebounds - Fund Distributions

Tracking how CARES Act funding is spent to benefit the citizens of Idaho.

“Idaho's rebound from COVID-19 and our path to prosperity start with employee and consumer confidence, which leads into business stability and growth, and eventually promotion and attraction."

- Governor Brad Little

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Detailed Allocation Report


The State of Idaho received a $1.25 billion allocation through the Coronavirus Relief Fund to help fight the Coronavirus.


The CARES Act provides for payments to State, Local, and Tribal governments navigating the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak while reducing transmission, increasing testing and vaccination efforts, and providing information.


Learn more about the funding allocated to various groups across the State of Idaho to help combat the negative impact of COVID-19.

Detailed Expenditure Report


Government entities from across the state received funding allocations to help combat the impact of COVID-19 on businesses, education, and our citizens. Every expended dollar of CARES Act funding followed a rigorous review and approval process to ensure the expenditures met federal guidelines.


Every dollar has been tracked and is available down to the transaction level for reporting, allowing Idahoans an unprecedented view into how these funds were spent.

Click on the graphic to dive into a detailed master expense file.

Idaho Rebounds - Major Distribution Categories

Learn more about how CARES Act funding is being distributed throughout the state of Idaho to benefit citizens who are facing unprecedented financial burdens due to Coronavirus. Each interactive report allows you to dive into the data and filter on any item to learn more about the data. To see a full story regarding the distribution category, click on the link within the description.

Economic and Business Support


In addition to its impact on public health, COVID-19 caused an economic shockwave. To combat the negative impacts of COVID-19 on Idaho businesses and the economy, the Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee made CARES Act funding available to citizens across Idaho.


Click on the visualization to dive into detailed economic and business support expenditure data.

Education Support


During the 2020 spring term schools were required to close their doors in response to the Coronavirus pandemic to keep students, staff, and communities safe.


During this same period, schools attempted to fulfill their responsibility to continue to provide instruction and other supports to their students.


Click on the visualization to dive into detailed education expenditure data.

State Governement Support


Idaho is comprised of 91 state agencies with over 25,000 state employees. The State provides services such as education, health and human services, highway maintenance and construction, public safety and correction, natural resource management, and economic development programs.


CARES Act funding was vital to continue the day-to-day business operation of state government while steadfastly adjusting to telework.


Click on the visualization to dive into detailed state government expenditure data.

Local Community Support


The Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee (CFAC) requested estimates of expenditures expected by county, city, and tribal organizations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. From these estimates and local district population records, the committee approved an allocation of the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) to each entity to have access to recover costs associated with their response to the pandemic.


Click on the visualization to dive into detailed local government expenditure data.

Public Health Support


Amidst a national pandemic, healthcare officials faced unprecedented challenges in providing service to patients across our great state.


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.


Click on the visualization to dive into detailed public health expenditure data.

Public Safety Support


As leadership enacted stay-at-home orders to flatten the curve, public safety workers were on the front line protecting Idahoans. CARES Act funding was utilized across the state to benefit police officers, correction officers, correctional facilities, and safety services. Keeping the public safe has been a top priority from the beginning.


With the Chart of Accounts functionality, Transparent Idaho can break out public safety costs from numerous political subdivisions.


Click on the visualization to dive into detailed public safety expenditure data.


Other Support

Some initiatives do not fit into one of the areas of specific interest but are important initiatives for our state. To combat the negative impacts of COVID-19 on the citizens of Idaho, the Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee provided CARES Act funding and resources to the Idaho foodbank to aid those struggling with food insecurity due to COVID-19. Below you will find reports specifically filtered to show COVID-19 to show this spending.

Click on the visualization to dive into other expenditure data.

Learn more about how the CARES Act funding is being used to help Idaho Rebound

The State of Idaho received an allocation of $1.25 billion to help fight the spread and impact of Coronavirus on the people, businesses, and economy. 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 full picture of spending across the state.


The US CARES Act provided direct relief for local communities through the use of Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF). These funds allowed state, local, and tribal communities access to support to ensure each organization could respond accordingly to the health crisis.


Governor Brad Little formed the Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee on April 7, 2020, through executive order to oversee the approximately $1.25 billion in federal funds that Idaho received to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. (Executive Order No. 2020-07)


The Governor’s Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee made recommendations to ensure the federal funds were appropriately prioritized and efficiently distributed across state, local and tribal governments. This committee played a critical oversight role to ensure the federal funds were used judiciously while also acting swiftly to provide access to COVID-19 response dollars local communities needed immediately.


The executive order ensured that representation on CFAC included a broad set of leaders to help guide the use of the dollars. The membership of the committee included the following members including Idaho legislators, executive branch officers, business leaders, education leaders, as well as leaders across the state, local, and tribal communities. Members of the community are encouraged to bring ideas through these entities or by contacting the Governor's office.


Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee members include:


  • Alex Adams, Administrator, Division of Financial Management (Chair)
  • Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin
  • Senator Steve Bair, Co-chair, Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee
  • Representative Rick Youngblood, Co-chair, Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee
  • Representative Melissa Wintrow
  • Joshua Whitworth, Chief of Staff, Office of the State Controller
  • Jani Revier, Director, Idaho Department of Labor
  • Tom Kealey, Director, Idaho Department of Commerce
  • Shawn Keough, State Board of Education member
  • Lisa Hettinger, Deputy Director, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
  • Garden City Mayor John Evans, city government representative
  • Seth Grigg, Executive Director, Idaho Association of Counties, county government representative
  • Chantel Greene, Nez Perce Tribe, tribal government representative
  • Dennis Johnson, large business representative
  • Matt Newton, small/midsize business representative
  • Bobbi-Jo Meuleman, Intergovernmental Affairs Director, Office of the Governor

Federal funding – the taxpayers’ money – must be prudently managed on behalf of all taxpayers. Governor Little assured Idahoans that the federal funds would not be used to create new government programs in Idaho, and he would uphold the Constitutional mandate to provide a long-term, structurally balanced budget for the people of Idaho.


To learn more, visit the Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee (CFAC) webpage.