State lawmakers to meet for special legislative session on CRF funds Monday

Published: Sep. 21, 2020 at 3:37 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 2, 2020 at 7:01 PM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Governor Noem is calling a special session of the state legislature to discuss spending federal COVID-19 relief funding.

The legislature will meet Monday, October 5th. South Dakota received $1.25 billion in relief funds earlier this year. The state has until December 30th to spend the money.

“South Dakota has used our federal CRF funds as intended to cover many costs related to COVID-19,” said Governor Noem. “We all have a shared mission: to make South Dakota stronger, safer, and healthier. I look forward to hearing the legislature’s recommendations of how we can accomplish that while being good stewards of taxpayer dollars.”

$200 million has already been spent on city and county government operations.

Governor Noem has also proposed using up to $400 million for small business grants.

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