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Rep. Koegel Supports Gov. Walz Plan to Distribute $853 CARE Act Funding

Thursday, June 25, 2020

St. Paul, MN- Today, Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced a plan to distribute $853 million in relief to communities across the state impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. $841 million will be distributed to Minnesota counties, cities, and towns to support local government coronavirus relief efforts. $12 million will be allocated toward food shelves and food banks. The funding was authorized under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

 

“Our local governments do so much to support us in our daily lives, if they struggle we struggle,” said Rep. Koegel. “By funding these communities in a similar manner agreed upon by the Legislature Gov. Walz is giving our communities a chance to stay on their feet throughout this crisis.”

 

Representative Koegel represents portions of Coon Rapids, Blaine, and Spring Lake Park which will receive $4.8million, $5.0 million and $482 thousand respectively, under the Governor’s plan.

 

Additional information is available on the Minnesota Department of Revenue website

 

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