Wisconsin kicks off COVID-19 response dashboard to detail federal money

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MADISON (WKBT) — Wisconsin launched a COVID-19 Response and Recovery Investment dashboard to provide information about how and where the state is investing federal funding.
The information will include details on disbursements the state makes from a sizeable amount of money it is getting from the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.
“From Wisconsin’s farmers and small business owners, to our families and workers, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected every community and industry across our state,” Gov. Tony Evers said Thursday in announcing the new website.
“That’s why we are investing these funds in the resiliency of Wisconsinites by providing support to the folks who need it most during these challenging times,” he said. “Our new website will allow Wisconsinites see for themselves how these critical funds are being invested in communities across our state.”
Evers has announced $1.72 billion in initiatives paid for with CARES funds. The website includes an interactive feature that delineates how much money goes where.
Through these funds, Wisconsin has been able to provide more than 10 million pieces of personal protective equipment and more than 1 million testing and lab supplies to local communities and tribal partners, invest in more than 12,000 small businesses and support nearly 12,000 Wisconsin farms.
Examples of some of the investments include:
• Routes to Recovery local government reimbursement ($200 million)
• Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program (WRAP) ($25 million)
• Hospital Funding ($40 million)
• Health care provider payments ($110 million)
• WI Farm Support Payment program ($50 million)
• Food security initiative ($15 million)
• Higher education funding ($37 million)