Special Report

How Federal Funding Failed to Match Each State's COVID Outbreak

Thomas C. Frohlich

6. North Dakota
> Est. federal funding disbursed as of May 19: $3.87 billion
> Est. federal funding disbursed as of May 19 per COVID-19 case: $1,941,429 (11th most)
> Est. federal funding disbursed as of May 19 per unemployment claim since March: $59,841 (4th most)
> Total small business loans administered: 18,599 (total $1.76 billion — 7th least)
> Total economic impact payments received: 287,210 payments, $510.58 million
> Funding for test sites and testing: $62.26 million (3rd least)
> Testing sites as of May 15: 55
> Testing rate as of May 18: 7,441 — 2nd highest (total: 56,561)
> Rainy day fund as % of annual expenditures as of start of FY 2020: 30.0% (3rd highest)
> Unemployment claims since mid-March as % of labor force: 16.2% — 15th lowest (total: 64,692)
> COVID cases: 262 per 100,000 — 25th highest (total: 1,994)

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7. Utah
> Est. federal funding disbursed as of May 19: $9.54 billion
> Est. federal funding disbursed as of May 19 per COVID-19 case: $1,291,450 (23rd most)
> Est. federal funding disbursed as of May 19 per unemployment claim since March: $62,362 (3rd most)
> Total small business loans administered: 47,046 (total $5.27 billion — 22nd least)
> Total economic impact payments received: 1,075,546 payments, $2.09 billion
> Funding for test sites and testing: $101.02 million (18th least)
> Testing sites as of May 15: 41
> Testing rate as of May 18: 5,402 — 8th highest (total: 170,752)
> Rainy day fund as % of annual expenditures as of start of FY 2020: 9.9% (19th highest)
> Unemployment claims since mid-March as % of labor force: 9.6% — 2nd lowest (total: 152,915)
> COVID cases: 234 per 100,000 — 22nd lowest (total: 7,384)

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8. Idaho
> Est. federal funding disbursed as of May 19: $5.54 billion
> Est. federal funding disbursed as of May 19 per COVID-19 case: $2,258,119 (9th most)
> Est. federal funding disbursed as of May 19 per unemployment claim since March: $42,562 (10th most)
> Total small business loans administered: 28,125 (total $2.56 billion — 14th least)
> Total economic impact payments received: 672,496 payments, $1.26 billion
> Funding for test sites and testing: $65.47 million (8th least)
> Testing sites as of May 15: 48
> Testing rate as of May 18: 2,078 — the lowest (total: 36,456)
> Rainy day fund as % of annual expenditures as of start of FY 2020: 9.5% (20th highest)
> Unemployment claims since mid-March as % of labor force: 15.0% — 11th lowest (total: 130,251)
> COVID cases: 140 per 100,000 — 9th lowest (total: 2,455)

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9. Oregon
> Est. federal funding disbursed as of May 19: $12.45 billion
> Est. federal funding disbursed as of May 19 per COVID-19 case: $3,342,489 (5th most)
> Est. federal funding disbursed as of May 19 per unemployment claim since March: $34,674 (23rd most)
> Total small business loans administered: 55,882 (total $6.84 billion — 24th most)
> Total economic impact payments received: 1,658,586 payments, $2.78 billion
> Funding for test sites and testing: $105.46 million (22nd least)
> Testing sites as of May 15: 34
> Testing rate as of May 18: 2,320 — 6th lowest (total: 97,232)
> Rainy day fund as % of annual expenditures as of start of FY 2020: 13.5% (8th highest)
> Unemployment claims since mid-March as % of labor force: 17.1% — 18th lowest (total: 359,179)
> COVID cases: 89 per 100,000 — 5th lowest (total: 3,726)

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10. Hawaii
> Est. federal funding disbursed as of May 19: $5.18 billion
> Est. federal funding disbursed as of May 19 per COVID-19 case: $8,087,307 (3rd most)
> Est. federal funding disbursed as of May 19 per unemployment claim since March: $23,389 (8th least)
> Total small business loans administered: 22,733 (total $2.46 billion — 12th least)
> Total economic impact payments received: 542,426 payments, $923.96 million
> Funding for test sites and testing: $62.68 million (5th least)
> Testing sites as of May 15: .
> Testing rate as of May 18: 2,968 — 21st lowest (total: 42,164)
> Rainy day fund as % of annual expenditures as of start of FY 2020: 4.8% (12th lowest)
> Unemployment claims since mid-March as % of labor force: 33.3% — 3rd highest (total: 221,643)
> COVID cases: 45 per 100,000 — 2nd lowest (total: 641)

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