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Rep. Christensen applauds Governor Walz’s distribution of CARES Act Funds for Cities and Counties

Thursday, June 25, 2020

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.

“Our local governments are facing unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s more crucial than ever to ensure that important services continue for our community,” said Rep. Shelly Christensen (DFL - Stillwater). “I applaud Governor Walz for heeding our calls to deliver on these funds that will not only help our local governments, but also our small businesses, hospitals, and those who have been impacted by this virus.”

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, Washington County would receive $31.7 million, Stillwater would receive $1.5 million, Lake Elmo would receive $792,665, and other amounts are available here



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