Billions in state and local aid soon begin path to Minnesota
May 11, 2021
WASHINGTON – Minnesota can begin tapping into nearly $5 billion in state and local aid from President Joe Biden's COVID relief package.
On Monday, federal officials began to roll out a key portion of the $1.9 trillion package, known as the American Rescue Plan, that was signed into law in March after it passed through Congress with no Republican votes.
Details released by the U.S. Department of the Treasury show the state and local aid portion of the plan for Minnesota is about $4.97 billion. That includes $2.83 billion slated for state government and another $2.13 billion for local governments.