Millions In Taxpayer-Funded COVID Relief For Schools Wasted Or Unaccounted For, Reports Say

Jul 26, 2023 | Political News

Recent government reports show that COVID-19 relief spending for schools remains difficult to track, and what has been tracked includes millions of dollars wasted.

The Pandemic Response Accountability Committee said in a report that “tracking pandemic funds to the community level required the use of multiple federal, state, and local data systems, and ultimately we had to contact state and local entities directly to gain a better understanding and fill data gaps.”

Despite this, the PRAC was unable to find sufficient data to completely identify the allocation of $2.65 billion in funding provided by 10 different federal agencies to select communities in Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, and New Mexico.