The HAVA Election Security Funds were appropriated in 2018, 2020, and 2022. The HAVA Election Security Fund appropriations, authorized under Title I Section 101 of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002, mark the first new appropriations for HAVA grants since FY 2010. This funding provides states with additional resources to secure and improve election systems.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 included $380 million in grants, made available to states to improve the administration of elections for Federal office, including to enhance technology and make certain election security improvements. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020 authorized an additional $425 million in new Help America Vote Act (HAVA) funds followed by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 which authorized an additional $75 million for the HAVA Election Security program.
Guidance on Managing Funds
ES Expenditure Snapshot
|$880 million was appropriated in FY18, FY20, and FY22. As of September 30, 2021, states have spent a total of $387 million (approximately 48%) of the funds. The expenditure reports are due to the EAC on April 30th.|
|State by state snapshot: ES Grant Expenditures|
The EAC does not edit or modify the contents provided in CARES Act or HAVA Election Security Grant reports. The report contents are posted as we receive them by the states.