MCF and Its Members Submit Letter in Support of the State Disaster Assistance Contingency Fund

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Minnesota's disaster assistance contingency fund is critical to making it possible for the state to act quickly when disaster strikes. The fund is currently experiencing a shortfall, and the Minnesota Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy is holding a hearing today to fix the shortfall by transferring $2.4 million from the general fund into the fund.

MCF and a group of nine community foundations submitted a letter to the committee affirming MCF’s support for the Disaster Assistance Contingency Fund and the important role it plays in providing aid to local communities after a disaster in a predictable and timely way that allows the independent sector to effectively partner with government. MCF supports development of a stronger state disaster response system. See letter as an attachment below.

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