Minnesota awaits its cut of $900 billion COVID stimulus
December 31, 2020
The $900 billion federal COVID-19 stimulus package promises an economic boost for Minnesotans that will extend beyond direct checks and unemployment benefits to funding for transportation, rental assistance and schools.
But how big of a boost, and exactly when the dollars will arrive, remain uncertain. For now, federal officials have said, Americans are likely to start seeing the $600 relief checks very soon.
State leaders in Minnesota and across the country are trying to piece together what their residents stand to gain from the deal as pandemic-induced hardships drag on. The upcoming presidential transition has made a cloudy process even cloudier.