SAINT 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.
Rep. Laurie Pryor (DFL-Minnetonka) released this statement:
“Our local governments have been on the front line of providing resources to our communities as the COVID-19 pandemic goes on. During this very uncertain time, the CARES funding is a lifeline to struggling communities around the state. Our businesses, hospitals and others impacted by COVID will get some needed help and I thank Gov. Walz for his steady leadership.”
Once approved by the Legislative Advisory Commission, the Minnesota Department of Revenue will distribute these funds on a rolling basis beginning the week of June 29, 2020. Based on a per capita formula, Minnetonka will receive $4,046,751 and Eden Prairie will receive $4,780,791.
More information on the Coronavirus Relief Fund for Local Governments is available here.