COVID-19


Emergency Rental Relief Program (ERAP) Information

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) assists households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to COVID-19.  An application for rental assistance may be submitted by either an eligible household or by a landlord on behalf of the eligible household. Funds will be paid directly to landlords and utility service providers.  This program and the application process is currently being developed.

If you are a landlord or utility company that may be interested in receiving funds from this program, you can either submit information now to enroll as a vendor with the State of Wyoming or wait to be enrolled through the application process.  Enrolling in advance will help to ensure a more timely release of funds, and may be especially helpful if selecting payment via electronic transfer.  In order to enroll in advance, please complete the most current version of the IRS Form W-9 and original banking documentation (if you wish to receive electronic funds transfers or direct deposit into your bank account).  Click here to access the forms.

Please contact the State Auditor’s Office (SAO) if you need assistance completing vendor paperwork.  You can email the SAO directly at SAOWOLFSHelpDesk@wyo.gov  or call (307) 777-5258.  For more information about ERAP, click here

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.  

For CARES Act expenditure information, please click here

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 | SAOWOLFSHelpDesk@wyo.gov
Payroll: 777-6554 | SAOPayrollHelpDesk@wyo.gov
CAFR: 777-2460 | SAOCAFRGroup@wyo.gov

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 saoadmin@wyo.gov

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