CARES Act Information

On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act .  Through this federal legislation, the State of Wyoming received $1.25 billion.  In May, 2020, the Wyoming legislature enacted emergency legislation related to these funds. 

The CARES Act requires that the payments from the Coronavirus Relief Fund only be used to cover expenses that (1) are necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19); (2) were not accounted for in the budget most recently approved as of March 27, 2020 (the date of enactment of the Act) for the State or government; and (3) were incurred during the period that begins on Mar. 1, 2020, and ends on Dec. 30, 2020.  

Below are links to resources and other information for Wyoming state agencies and component units receiving CARES Act funds.  

U.S. Department of the Treasury and Office of the Inspector General (OIG) websites

U.S. Treasury Guidance (9.2.20)

U.S. Treasury FAQs (10.19.20)

Federal Register Notice, 86 FR 4182 (1.15.21)

OIG Desk Review Procedures (10.26.20)

Prime Recipient User Guide

OIG Memorandum (9.21.20) – Reporting

OIG Memorandum (8.28.20) – Reporting

OIG Memorandum (7.31.20) – Reporting

OIG Memorandum (7.2.20) – Reporting

Wyoming CARES Act Reporting

The following reports have been filed with the U.S. Treasury related to Wyoming’s expenditure of CARES Act funds ($1.25B):

3/1/2020 – 6/30/2020 CARES Act Report

7/1/2020 – 9/30/2020 CARES Act Report

10/1/2020 – 12/30/2020 CARES Act Report

The next report (for expenditures made between 1/1/2021 and 3/31/2021) will be submitted and posted in April.

State Auditor’s Office COVID-19 Updates

Office Hours: The Wyoming State Auditor’s Office is open from 8:00 to 5:00 p.m. weekdays and our WOLFS, Payroll and CAFR Helpdesks are operating. We would encourage you to schedule an appointment, if you need in-person assistance on an issue.  Please submit your request for an in-person meeting via the appropriate HelpDesk:

WOLFS: 777-5258 |
Payroll: 777-6554 |
CAFR: 777-2460 |

COVID-19 State Agency Tracking Requirements:  All state agencies are required to track COVID-19 related expenditures in WOLFS.  Governor/Auditor Memo

Trainings:  If you need immediate assistance or training, our staff is available to provide one-on-one remote video trainings, please submit a HelpDesk request to schedule. Summer and fall trainings will generally be offered virtually with some small in-person trainings offered for specific classes.  To register for a training, please email Kathy Ramsey at

Remote Access: Agencies can gain remote access to State Auditor’s Office (SAO) applications, like WOLFS, HRM (Payroll), ESS and MSS.  All SAO supported applications can be accessed through the State of Wyoming network. If you have remote VPN access to the State of Wyoming network, you will be able to access all SAO applications remotely. To request remote access to the State of Wyoming network through Portal 2 (which is supported by ETS), employees should submit a HelpDesk ticket through ETS or call 777-5000. ETS Telework Resources  

Portal 2 Instructions
WOLFS QuickLink
Payroll (HRM) QuickLink

Payment Process Guidance: Agencies may have to alter payment and approval processes during this emergency.  Please reference the attached guide for information. 

SAO Guidance: Payment Changes