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The latest general information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is available on For USDOT specific COVID-19 resources, please visit our page.

USDOT COVID-19 Relief Funding


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA): Signed into law March 11, 2021 
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) ACT: Signed into law March 27, 2020
Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act: Signed into law December 27, 2020
Obligated Funds: When awarding funding, the U.S. government enters a binding agreement called an obligation. The government promises to spend the money, either immediately or in the future. An agency incurs an obligation, for example, when it places an order, signs a contract, awards a grant, purchases a service, or takes other actions that require it to make a payment.
Outlays: An outlay (also called expenditure) occurs when Federal money is actually paid.
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  • This data is updated weekly, on Mondays.
  • USASpending is an official government website that provides a different tool to explore this data in more detail. DOT sends data to USASpending in accordance with government-wide reporting timelines. The data presented on this page is provided on a faster timeline than USASpending.
  • Each of the COVID-19 relief Acts contains direction from Congress permitting U.S. government agencies to purchase goods and services as well as expend funds for specific purposes. The Acts set limits on the uses and amounts of the funds, and this becomes the “authorized” amount for each agency and program. The data on this page reflects authorized amounts.
Last updated: Monday, April 19, 2021