Gov. Tim Walz Saturday (3-29-2020) signed a comprehensive COVID-19 bill creating $330 million in aid for Minnesota’s response. On Thursday, The Minnesota legislature passed the bill which will fund child care providers, stock food shelves and food banks and pay for the homeless to shelter in motels.
District 1B Representative Deb Kiel said, in her weekly press release, that the bill helps every Minnesotan in some way, and provides assistance in particular to small businesses and their employees, farmers, childcare providers, veterans, and many others. If you would like to see everything that is included in the bill, you can see it here.
The plan also sets up a $200 million COVID-19 fund that can be used to respond to the effects of the pandemic.