BISMARCK, N.D. (Prairie Public) – A House committee has added $8.1 million to the budget bill for the National Guard to provide financial help for townships in non-oil producing counties for snow removal and flooding.

Republican Representative Don Vigesaa of Cooperstown says the counties need the help.

Vigesaa says each township will receive $5000.

The House approved the amendment. If the full budget bill passes, it will go back to the Senate to see if it agrees.