State COVID-19 Relief Program Tracker now online
The state Comptroller's Office has created a new online dashboard to track federal relief funds received during the pandemic, and eight state programs that offer targeted assistance to New Yorkers most severely impacted by COVID-19.
The tracker explains when each funding stream or program was authorized, how it's designed and how much has been received and spent to date.
For example, it says $2.85 billion in federal relief and $250 million in state relief have been allocated for rental assistance, but New York has received only about half those federal funds and spent less than $700 million.
Comptroller Tom DiNapoli said the data will be updated monthly and expanded over time as more information becomes available.
"My office is committed to full transparency in government spending," he said. "New York is seeing an historic level of federal funding right now and our job is to follow the money and ensure funds are used wisely and administered efficiently."
For a specific breakdown of spending, DiNapoli recommends contacting the agency overseeing the program, which "in limited instances" may be able to provide more detailed information.