Special Report

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

11. West Virginia
> Est. federal funding disbursed as of May 19: $4.98 billion
> Est. federal funding disbursed as of May 19 per COVID-19 case: $3,299,329 (6th most)
> Est. federal funding disbursed as of May 19 per unemployment claim since March: $34,905 (22nd most)
> Total small business loans administered: 15,972 (total $1.77 billion — 8th least)
> Total economic impact payments received: 784,111 payments, $1.36 billion
> Funding for test sites and testing: $67.77 million (10th least)
> Testing sites as of May 15: 87
> Testing rate as of May 18: 4,211 — 15th highest (total: 76,035)
> Rainy day fund as % of annual expenditures as of start of FY 2020: 16.9% (5th highest)
> Unemployment claims since mid-March as % of labor force: 18.1% — 22nd lowest (total: 142,635)
> COVID cases: 84 per 100,000 — 4th lowest (total: 1,509)

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12. Texas
> Est. federal funding disbursed as of May 19: $78.81 billion
> Est. federal funding disbursed as of May 19 per COVID-19 case: $1,578,885 (13th most)
> Est. federal funding disbursed as of May 19 per unemployment claim since March: $40,598 (12th most)
> Total small business loans administered: 346,839 (total $40.47 billion — 2nd most)
> Total economic impact payments received: 10,728,541 payments, $18.80 billion
> Funding for test sites and testing: $641.51 million (4th most)
> Testing sites as of May 15: 199
> Testing rate as of May 18: 2,519 — 9th lowest (total: 723,013)
> Rainy day fund as % of annual expenditures as of start of FY 2020: 12.9% (10th highest)
> Unemployment claims since mid-March as % of labor force: 13.9% — 6th lowest (total: 1,941,132)
> COVID cases: 174 per 100,000 — 12th lowest (total: 49,912)

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13. Maine
> Est. federal funding disbursed as of May 19: $4.94 billion
> Est. federal funding disbursed as of May 19 per COVID-19 case: $2,838,461 (8th most)
> Est. federal funding disbursed as of May 19 per unemployment claim since March: $36,612 (20th most)
> Total small business loans administered: 25,420 (total $2.23 billion — 11th least)
> Total economic impact payments received: 594,555 payments, $1.01 billion
> Funding for test sites and testing: $62.32 million (4th least)
> Testing sites as of May 15: 28
> Testing rate as of May 18: 2,596 — 11th lowest (total: 34,748)
> Rainy day fund as % of annual expenditures as of start of FY 2020: 7.8% (23rd lowest)
> Unemployment claims since mid-March as % of labor force: 19.7% — 22nd highest (total: 134,978)
> COVID cases: 130 per 100,000 — 7th lowest (total: 1,741)

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14. Nebraska
> Est. federal funding disbursed as of May 19: $6.63 billion
> Est. federal funding disbursed as of May 19 per COVID-19 case: $611,195 (11th least)
> Est. federal funding disbursed as of May 19 per unemployment claim since March: $56,584 (5th most)
> Total small business loans administered: 39,655 (total $3.40 billion — 17th least)
> Total economic impact payments received: 743,803 payments, $1.35 billion
> Funding for test sites and testing: $83.40 million (13th least)
> Testing sites as of May 15: 73
> Testing rate as of May 18: 3,636 — 20th highest (total: 70,147)
> Rainy day fund as % of annual expenditures as of start of FY 2020: 11.0% (13th highest)
> Unemployment claims since mid-March as % of labor force: 11.4% — 3rd lowest (total: 117,153)
> COVID cases: 562 per 100,000 — 10th highest (total: 10,846)

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15. Arkansas
> Est. federal funding disbursed as of May 19: $7.58 billion
> Est. federal funding disbursed as of May 19 per COVID-19 case: $1,539,032 (14th most)
> Est. federal funding disbursed as of May 19 per unemployment claim since March: $37,412 (16th most)
> Total small business loans administered: 39,694 (total $3.29 billion — 16th least)
> Total economic impact payments received: 1,216,253 payments, $2.13 billion
> Funding for test sites and testing: $91.28 million (14th least)
> Testing sites as of May 15: 113
> Testing rate as of May 18: 2,907 — 20th lowest (total: 87,614)
> Rainy day fund as % of annual expenditures as of start of FY 2020: 2.7% (6th lowest)
> Unemployment claims since mid-March as % of labor force: 14.9% — 9th lowest (total: 202,517)
> COVID cases: 163 per 100,000 — 11th lowest (total: 4,923)

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