The Minnesota Department of Revenue certified the 2015 Local Government Aid amounts this week and will be mailing notices to all cities receiving LGA. The certified LGA amounts can be read here. The DOR also released a summary of the recent law changes.

During the 2014 session, the state legislature increased the LGA appropriation to $517 million. Cities that qualify under the program will receive LGA payments July 20, 2015 and Dec. 26, 2015.

Under current law, there will be a $2.5 million increase for 2016 as well. There has been $92 million added to the LGA program since 2013, but the program is still $45.5 million less than its 2002 appropriation, not adjusting for inflation.