St. Paul, MN - Today, Governor Walz announced a plan that delivers $841 million in federal dollars from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to Minnesota’s counties and cities in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, our local governments have been at the forefront of ensuring our communities have access to the resources they need. Today’s plan announced by Governor Walz ensures that our cities and counties aren’t being left behind,” said Rep. Dan Wolgamott (DFL - St. Cloud). “The allocation of CARES Act funds is in tandem with our work in the Minnesota Legislature, and I thank the governor for putting forth a proposal that reflects my desire to help our community’s hospitals, businesses, and individuals impacted by the pandemic.”
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, Stearns County would receive $19.3 million, Benton County would receive $4.9 million, Sherburne County would receive $11.6 million, and the City of St. Cloud would receive $5.1 million. More information on the Coronavirus Relief Fund for Local Governments is available here.