The appropriations division of the Senate’s bipartisan coronavirus aid and economic relief
agreement contains $340 billion in new funding to address the needs of the American people as
we confront the coronavirus pandemic. The bill provides new resources to help strained state,
local, and tribal governments as they combat this pandemic; support for hospitals and health care
workers on the front lines of this public health crisis; funding to purchase personal protective
equipment and much needed medical equipment; support for law enforcement, firefighters, and
first responders; funding for scientists researching treatments and vaccines; support for small
businesses; support for local schools and universities; and funding for affordable housing and
homelessness assistance programs.