Managing Coronavirus Federal Aid

Posted on Apr 9, 2020 in Featured, Latest


Managing Coronavirus Federal Aid
Four Coronavirus bills have been signed into law. These bills provide significant resources for citizens and state governments to deal with the Coronavirus public health emergency and the impact of the health emergency on Hawaii’s people and the economy.

  1. Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriation Act, 2020 (HR 6074; PL 116-123), signed into law on March 6, 2020;
  2. Families First Coronavirus Response Act, 2020 (HR 6201, P.L. 116-127), signed into law on March 18, 2020; and
  3. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (HR 748, P.L. 116-136), signed into law on March 27, 2020.
  4. Paycheck Protection Program and Healthcare Enhancement Act (HR 266, P.L. 116-139), signed into law on April 24, 2020.


Coronavirus federal aid is being made available in three ways:

  1. By disbursement to individuals, businesses and non-profits:
    The State of Hawaii has a limited role with this method of aid disbursement.
  2. By changes to certain criteria of state-run federal programs:
    Most Coronavirus Federal Aid will be provided to the state and individuals through changes to federal program criteria such as changes to eligibility requirements, cost-share, or providing access to federally administered programs.
  3. By award from a federal funding agency to a state department as either a new federal award or a supplement to an existing award.
  • The State of Hawaii has policies, procedures and electronic systems in place to manage federal awards that are described at  The primary purpose of these policies, procedures and systems are to meet the compliance requirements established by the Ofice of Management and Budget and codified in 2 CFR 200 Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards and any additional requirements included in individual award notices.
  • The central service state departments involved in federal award management are the Departments of Budget and Finance (B&F) and Accounting and General Services (DAGS).  The State Procurement Office is also involved.

The following additional actions are being taken to manage COVID-19 awards for state departments:

  • B&F is identifying Coronavirus federal aid appropriated for Hawaii in the three federal bills and the state recipient department using FFIS (Federal Funds Information for States) and other information sources.
  • B&F is contacting recipient departments to make sure they are aware of the funding opportunities and are taking necessary actions to receive the enhanced aid.
  • Receipt of each award notice is recorded by the prime recipient in the State’s DataMart/Federal Award Management System (FAMS) and reviewed by B&F.
  • B&F is rushing approvals to expedite the posting of the federal funds in the award’s appropriation account so that expenditures can be made by the state program as quickly as possible.  Finance Memorandum No. 20-07, Expedited Processing of COVID-19 Funds has been issued to all State departments with instructions on steps to take to expedite approvals.
  • B&F is maintaining a report of the COVID-19 awards appropriated for the State of Hawaii and awards received by State departments and will update below reports as new information is made available.



U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
1st Round:
Hawaii approvals through April 16, 2020:
Approved Loans: 11,553     Approved Amount: $2,046,450,982

2nd Round:
Hawaii approvals April 27, 2020 through May 8, 2020:
Approved Loans: 10,414     Approved Amount: $487,023,393

Total Approvals to Date (both rounds of PPP funding and cancellations):
Hawaii approvals as of May 23, 2020:
Approved Loans: 23,312      Approved Amount: $2,473,118,450

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)
Hawaii approvals as of April 24, 2020:
Approved Loans: 17     Approved Amount: $3,428,400

Hawaii approvals as of May 18, 2020
Approved Loans: 1,569      Approved Amount: $112,673,600

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance Loan Program
Hawaii approvals as of May 8, 2020:
Processed Loans: 19,566 Approved Amount: $61,509,000

U.S. Treasury, IRS Economic Impact Payments
Hawaii approvals as of May 8, 2020:
Number of EIP Payments: 542,426     Amount of EIP Payments: $923,960,321

Dept. of Health and Human Services-Health Resources and Service Administration, Provider Relief Fund to Rural Providers
The CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act provided $175 billion in relief funds to hospitals and other healthcare providers on the front lines of the coronavirus response. This dataset represents the list of providers that received a payment from the General Distribution, High Impact Targeted Allocation and/or the Rural Targeted Allocation of the Provider Relief Fund and who have attested to receiving one or more payments and agreed to the Terms and Conditions as of May 29, 2020:
Number of Hawai‘i Providers that receive payments: 1070
Total Amount of Payments: $151,236,879

State of Hawaii Memorandums

FM 20-07:  Expedited Processing of COVID19 Federal Funds

PC 20-09: Temporary Delegation to the Head of Purchasing Agencies to Approve Procurement Exemption, Sole Sources, Emergency Procurements, and Contract Extensions

CM 20-07: Accounting Policy to Support COVID-19 Federal Award Reporting Requirements under Sec. 15011 of the CARES Act

EM 20-03: Hawaii Economic and Community Navigator, Alan Oshima

Federal Memorandums (Office of Management and Budget)

M-20-11: Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronarivus (COVID-19)

M-20-17: Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronarivus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations

M-20-20: Repurposing Existing Federal Financial Assistance Programs and Awards to Support the Emergency Response to the Novel Ocronavirus (COVID-19)

M-20-21: Implementation Guidance for Supplemental Funding Provided in Response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)