(Jefferson City) State Auditor Nicole Galloway says Missouri has received nearly eight-billion-dollars in federal coronavirus stimulus funding between April 2020 and March of this year.
She says through the end of March, the state has spent more than six billion of those funds.
A significant portion of the spending is for services through the state’s Medicaid program and other programs receiving federal matching funds.
Other funding has been provided to local governments, schools, higher education, childcare providers, long-term care facilities, and developmental disabilities providers.
Funds have also been used for mental health services, buying personal protective equipment, virus testing, contact tracing, vaccine preparedness, and access, among other things.