Covid Bailouts

Tracking Bailout Fraud

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was rife with fraud. Its poor design and even poorer implementation—due to a lack of transparency and administrative oversight—allowed fraudsters to access millions of taxpayer dollars meant to assist workers at the small businesses hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. The map below tracks reports of this abuse and waste in PPP across the country. Click on a marker to learn more.