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We found that the Departments of the Interior and Treasury faced challenges distributing over $8 billion in certain CARES Act funds for tribes.
Also, Treasury's formula for allocating some of the funds used certain population data without consulting with tribes about the data's limitations.
As part of our role in helping Congress to oversee its own funds, we performed certain procedures that were requested on behalf of the Secretary of the Senate. We independently counted the cash and noncash items (e.g., cashed checks) in the Senate Disbursing Office on Aug. 10.
Many federal agencies like the National Park Service and Federal Aviation Administration rely, in part, on user fees. In FY 2019, federal agencies collected over $100 billion in fees dedicated to specific purposes like park maintenance and airport improvements.
The federal response to COVID-19 led to unprecedented spending. Treasury quickly sold securities to raise $3.8 trillion. Meanwhile, Treasury increased its cash-on-hand to over $1 trillion to help deal with the uncertainty around federal pandemic-related spending.