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Mower County to receive $7.8 million from American Rescue Plan

The State of Minnesota will receive $4.72 billion from the federal government, plus additional money in more targeted programs under the American Rescue Plan that was recently signed by President Biden  Of that total, $2.6 billion will go directly to the state government while $2.1 billion will go to local governments in Minnesota. A separate allocation of $20 billion will be sent to the nation’s tribal governments.  KAUS News spoke with Mower County Administrator Trish Harren, who stated that the county will be receiving a significant amount of funds from the bill…

Harren went on to state that Mower County will have much broader areas that they will be able to fund in this latest round of aid to be received…

Harren added that entities in the county that have received COVID-19 relief funding in the past will be still be eligible to receive funding from this latest round of relief…

The American Rescue Plan is the third significant response to the pandemic by Congress. In April 2020, it adopted the $2.2 trillion CARES Act. In December, it adopted the $900 billion COVID Relief Bill.   December’s relief package and the latest relief bill were considered in Minnesota’s most recent economic forecast, which projected the state would have a $1.6 billion surplus going into the next two-year budget, depending on whether the Legislature adds spending to the current budget that ends June 30.


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