South Dakota knows how much funding they’ll receive from the American Rescue Plan

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The Executive Board of the South Dakota legislature got an update on the expected funding coming to the state from the “American Rescue Plan” passed earlier this year by Congress.

Legislative Research Council Chief Fiscal Analyst Jeff Melhaff said there are a variety of funding sources.

Melhaff says there will be dollars going directly to state agencies and local governments.

Melhaff says it adds up to a lot of money.

Members of the South Dakota Legislatures Executive Board took steps to begin dealing with billions of federal dollars coming to the state under the “American Rescue Plan.”

House Speaker Spencer Gosch of Glenham says there isn’t much of a plan with the money.

The state will get about three point three billion dollars.

Senator Troy Heinert of Mission says board members have to remember the people in their districts.

Senator Lee Schoenbeck of Watertown proposed setting up a ten member task force to come up with plans to spend the money.

The task force will have legislative leaders along with members of the Appropriations Committees.

The state got about one point two billion dollars last year in federal Covid-19 stimulus funding.