State Disaster Assistance Fund Renewed

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Minnesota's disaster assistance contingency fund will be replenished by up to $10 million depending upon the amount of the budget surplus at the end of the state's current fiscal year on June 30. The gap funding is critical to making it possible for the state to act quickly when disaster strikes. MCF and a group of ten community foundations pushed for replenishing the fund in response to earlier legislative budget proposals that "zeroed-out" the fund. MCF supports development of a stronger state disaster response system. The provision is included in the public safety bill (lines 16.27 through 17.8). Update 5/31/17:  Governor Dayton signed the bill into law.

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