On March 27, 2020, President Donald J. Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) into law. The Act includes $400 million in new Help America Vote Act (HAVA) emergency funds, made available to states to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus for the 2020 federal election cycle. This supplemental appropriation funding, distributed by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), will provide states with additional resources to protect the 2020 elections from the effects of the novel coronavirus. Please send any submissions and questions to CARESFunding@eac.gov.

The EAC does not edit or modify the contents provided in CARES Act or HAVA Election Security Grant reports. The report contents are posted as we receive them by the states.

Guidance on Managing Funds 

Requesting Funds (Applications are Accepted by States Only)

CARES Reports and Funding Chart


CARES Snapshot

$400 million was appropriated in FY20. As of December 31, 2020, states have spent a total of $332 million (approximately 83%) of the funds. 
State by state snapshot: CARES Funding Estimated Expenditure Snapshot 

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