Missouri Legislature Passes $6 Billion COVID-19 Relief Package

Date: April 09, 2020

Money Provides Immediate Funding for Missouri State Agencies

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 

Missouri’s General Assembly passed a supplemental budget aimed at authorizing $6 billion in federal and state resources to combat COVID-19 in our state.

House Bill 2014 will provide immediate funding to our state’s departments and agencies as they combat the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. A significant part of this legislation provides authorization for the state to spend federal funds received through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, commonly known as the CARES Act.

Here is where the funding is going and how it will be used to help Missouri respond to the COVID-19 crisis:

  • $1 billion to local governments;
  • $1 billion for the state to purchase personal protection equipment;
  • $90 million for nursing homes;
  • $35 million for local organizations serving seniors;
  • $20 million in funding for child care;
  • $11 million in funding for the Missouri National Guard;
  • $4.5 million for rural primary care and health care;
  • Hazard pay for state employees, such as corrections officers and state hospital employees, who are working in critical areas of our state; and
  • Additional funding authority for schools and colleges.

 

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