MADISON - Federal authorities have signed off on a deal that will preserve about $70 million a month in federal aid to provide food to low-income families in Wisconsin.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture told officials Tuesday that families in Wisconsin would continue to receive assistance after reaching an agreement with the administration of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.
The agreement means about 400,000 households will continue to receive extra aid in May that they were at risk of losing because of a recent court decision.
"More than $70 million a month means we can get support to a lot of folks across our state who are still struggling in the midst of a pandemic and need help putting food on the table," Evers said in a statement.
Details of the arrangement emerged shortly after Assembly Speaker Robin Vos offered a plan to restore funding for the program that was all but certain to fail because it included provisions opposed by Democrats.