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City CARES Act funding dashboard now live

HONOLULU -- Today the City and County of Honolulu announced the launch of a new virtual dashboard on The dashboard is meant to ensure transparency and allow the public to view in real time City progress in allocating and spending CARES funds in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We must quickly and effectively spend our CARES fund to help individuals and businesses who are struggling as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic," said Mayor Kirk Caldwell. "A new virtual dashboard is an important step for providing the public with greater transparency so they can understand where our recovery dollars are going, including to our Small Business Relief and Recovery Fund, and other important community programs."

The dashboard indicates that 35% of the $387M CARES allocation to the City and County of Honolulu has been encumbered (committed) and expended (spent), and that small business assistance represents 66% of the CARES funds distributed into the Oahu community to date.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020. The CARES ACT established a $150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund, including a State of Hawaii allocation of $1.25 billion, including a dedicated amount for the City and County of Honolulu of $387 million (received April 23, 2020).

The CARES Dashboard demonstrates the City and County of Honolulu's use of funds to date and is updated on a weekly basis. Funding status are as follows: "In Development"; "Allocated Funds"; "Committed"; and, "Spent".

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