Federal funding per Covid-19 case in Texas was $683,285 in mid-April

Funding allocated to Texas through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act amounted to $683,285 per Covid-19 case in mid-April, according to a new 24/7 Wall St. study.

CARES Act funding going to the state, which by April 16 had 16,455 Covid-19 cases, amounted to $11.24 billion, the financial news and opinion website reported. The coronavirus infection rate in Texas stood at 56.7 per 100,000 residents, according to the analysis.

The CARES Act provided $150 billion in relief funds to states, localities, tribal governments and U.S. territories, 24/7 Wall St. reported. But the federal legislation’s total relief to help public agencies, individuals and businesses amounted to $2 trillion.

The way the funds were distributed, however, made for different levels of aid among different states, according to the study. Funds were allocated on a population-based formula, but each state received at least $1.25 billion, according to the website.

Some states more hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic were left with inadequate funding, 24/7 Wall St. reported. Wyoming, with 100,000 residents and only 50 coronavirus cases, received 120 times as much aid per case as hard-hit New York received, according to the analysis.

Federal Coronavirus Aid to States vs. Case Levels

State Federal Funding per Confirmed Covid-19 Case Total Federal Spending Covid-19 Cases Covid-19 Infection Rate (per 100,000 Residents) Total Population
Alabama $431,713 $1.9 billion 4,404 89.8 4.9 million
Alaska $41,700,000 $1.25 billion 300 41.0 731,545
Arizona $666,604 $2.82 billion 4,234 58.2 7.28 million
Arkansas $771,605 $1.25 billion 1,620 53.7 3.02 million
California $544,157 $15.32 billion 28,156 71.3 39.51 million
Colorado $257,408 $2.23 billion 8,675 150.6 5.76 million
Connecticut $87,036 $1.38 billion 15,884 445.5 3.57 million
Delaware $602,410 $1.25 billion 2,075 213.1 973,764
Florida $345,297 $8.33 billion 24,119 112.3 21.48 million
Georgia $251,529 $4.12 billion 16,368 154.2 10.62 million
Hawaii $2,310,000 $1.25 billion 541 38.2 1.42 million
Idaho $776,880 $1.25 billion 1,609 90.0 1.79 million
Illinois $190,947 $4.91 billion 25,733 203.1 12.67 million
Indiana $273,579 $2.61 billion 9,542 141.7 6.73 million
Iowa $583,839 $1.25 billion 2,141 67.9 3.16 million
Kansas $787,154 $1.25 billion 1,588 54.5 2.91 million
Kentucky $713,210 $1.73 billion 2,429 54.4 4.47 million
Louisiana $80,003 $1.8 billion 22,532 484.7 4.65 million
Maine $1,570,000 $1.25 billion 796 59.2 1.34 million
Maryland $202,582 $2.34 billion 11,572 191.4 6.05 million
Massachusetts $83,050 $2.67 billion 32,181 466.9 6.89 million
Michigan $132,335 $3.87 billion 29,263 293.0 9.99 million
Minnesota $1,140,000 $2.19 billion 1,912 33.9 5.64 million
Mississippi $344,923 $1.25 billion 3,624 121.8 2.98 million
Missouri $465,634 $2.38 billion 5,111 83.3 6.14 million
Montana $3,010,000 $1.25 billion 415 38.8 1.07 million
Nebraska $1,170,000 $1.25 billion 1,066 55.1 1.93 million
Nevada $376,393 $1.25 billion 3,321 107.8 3.08 million
New Hampshire $1,030,000 $1.25 billion 1,211 89.1 1.36 million
New Jersey $45,729 $3.44 billion 75,317 848.0 8.88 million
New Mexico $782,718 $1.25 billion 1,597 76.2 2.1 million
New York $33,936 $7.54 billion 222,284 1,142.6 19.45 million
North Carolina $744,166 $4.07 billion 5,465 52.1 10.49 million
North Dakota $3,180,000 $1.25 billion 393 51.6 762,062
Ohio $538,694 $4.53 billion 8,414 72.0 11.69 million
Oklahoma $650,979 $1.53 billion 2,357 59.6 3.96 million
Oregon $942,092 $1.64 billion 1,736 41.2 4.22 million
Pennsylvania $178,984 $4.96 billion 27,735 216.6 12.8 million
Rhode Island $325,690 $1.25 billion 3,838 362.3 1.06 million
South Carolina $507,878 $2 billion 3,931 76.3 5.15 million
South Dakota $953,471 $1.25 billion 1,311 148.2 884,659
Tennessee $422,882 $2.65 billion 6,262 91.7 6.83 million
Texas $683,285 $11.24 billion 16,455 56.7 29 million
Utah $465,896 $1.25 billion 2,683 83.7 3.21 million
Vermont $1,600,000 $1.25 billion 779 124.8 623,989
Virginia $441,829 $3.31 billion 7,491 87.8 8.54 million
Washington $264,774 $2.95 billion 11,152 146.4 7.61 million
West Virginia $1,660,000 $1.25 billion 754 42.1 1.79 million
Wisconsin $582,635 $2.26 billion 3,875 66.6 5.82 million
Wyoming $4,340,000 $1.25 billion 288 49.8 578,759

Source: 24/7 Wall St.



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