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Nevada Lawmakers Approve Use Of 2020 Federal Relief Package

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers unanimously passed spending plans for $633 million-worth of federal coronavirus relief dollars passed by Congress and signed by former President Donald Trump in December 2020.

The appropriations approved Monday pertained to already-passed federal funding and will not draw from the general fund that state lawmakers oversee and use to finance state services and projects.

Lawmakers approved $125 million for Nevada's rental assistance program, $50 million for a relief fund for small business and $477 million for K-12 schools.

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The appropriations apply to the budget year ending in June 2021 and are separate from the Legislature's planning process for the upcoming two years.