CARES Act Funding Allocation

​Gov. Justice has announced the following CARES Act allocation from the $1.25 billion in discretionary funds appropriated to the state by Congress:

(Figures updated as of 10/16/20)

  • $40 million: West Virginia CARES Act Small Business Grant Program
  • $200 million: Local governments (counties and municipalities)
  • $50 million: National Guard – testing and PPE
  • $50 million: Broadband development
  • $50 million: Medical access highways
  • $287 million: Unemployment benefits (Prior to July 1, 2020)
  • $300 million: Unemployment benefits (July 1, 2020 through Dec. 30, 2020)
  • $10 million: Fairmont Hospital
  • $25 million: Public service districts
  • $57 million: State expense reimbursement (FY2020: Q4)
  • $96 million: State expense reimbursement (FY2021: Q1 & Q2)
  • $25 million: Emergency fund reimbursement
Total: $1.19 billion

More information and application resources for small businesses eligible to receive funding through the West Virginia CARES Act Small Business Grant Program as well as counties and municipalities are available at

Up-to-date disbursement data for the $200 million in CARES Act funding to counties and municipalities is available on the West Virginia State Auditor’s Office COVID-19 transparency website​, under the section titled: Pending CARES Act Grant Payments to Local Governments. 

Over a billion dollars in other non-discretionary grants have also been received by West Virginia that are earmarked for specific uses. These grants are also available on the WVSAO’s COVID-19 transparency website, under the section titled: CARES Act and Other Federal Assistance Provided to the State of West Virginia.


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