In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress appropriated $2.6 trillion in emergency assistance for people, businesses, the health care system, and state and local governments. GAO is examining many aspects of the federal response and is your source for that fact-based, nonpartisan information. The CARES Act requires GAO to issue bi-monthly reports on the impact of COVID-19.
GAO's Latest Findings
On September 21st, we issued our latest report in response to the CARES Act. This report outlines the many effective steps the Administration and the Congress have taken to address issues, and identifies further steps to improve the nation’s response to the pandemic. Our findings and recommendations cover the medical supply chain, vaccines and therapeutics, stimulus payments, federal assistance to states and localities, K-12 schools, federal procurements, and cybersecurity. Read more about our latest report in our press release here and below.
CARES Act reports and other COVID-19 related reports will also be available to read or embed as an RSS feed from this page: Newest COVID-19 Related Reports.
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Oversight, Insight, Foresight—and Hindsight
GAO is well-positioned to oversee the federal COVID-19 response, as we have extensive experience reporting fact-based information from officials and organizations across a wide array of federal issues.
GAO, other oversight bodies, and federal officials can use our past pandemic-related reports—and the many recommendations that still apply—to inform their own work. You can find a categorized list of these reports on this page: Past Pandemic-Related Reports.
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You can help us monitor the spending from the record $2 trillion stimulus package. If you suspect waste, fraud, or abuse of stimulus funds, report your concerns through FraudNet. Read April 10 press release.
FraudNet is a GAO program for the public, government workers, and contractors to report allegations of improper activities in the federal government—including fraud, waste, or abuse of funds provided under the CARES Act.