Final Certified 2020 LGA Amounts Announced

The 2019 special session tax bill increased the local government aid appropriation by $26 million for 2020.
(Published Aug 5, 2019)

Want to know how much local government aid your city will receive next year? The Minnesota Department of Revenue (DOR) posted the annual certified LGA amounts last week.

—Access a city-by-city listing of the certified 2020 LGA amounts and more on the DOR website

For the 2020 LGA distribution, the Legislature appropriated $560.4 million. That’s a $26 million increase over 2019. The Legislature also included a one-time formula adjustment that prevents any city from receiving a reduction in LGA for 2020 compared to the the amount received in 2019.

Getting back to the 2002 LGA amount

The LGA appropriation for 2020 remains approximately $4 million below the 2002 level. However, the 2019 special session tax bill did include an additional $4 million increase in the appropriation for the 2021 distribution.

Here are the LGA appropriations since 2013:

  • 2013: $427.5 million (+$2.3 million)
  • 2014: $507.6 million (+$80.1 million)
  • 2015: $516.9 million (+$9.3 million)
  • 2016: $519.4 million (+$2.5 million)
  • 2017: $519.4 million (+$0)
  • 2018: $534.4 million (+$15 million)
  • 2019: $534.4 million (+$0)
  • 2020: $560.4 million (+$26 million)
  • 2021: $564.4 million (+$4 million)

Questions?

If you have questions about your city’s LGA distribution, please contact Gary Carlson, LMC, at gcarlson@lmc.org or (651) 281-1255.

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