04.03.20

Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $7 Million in Funding for Genesee County and the Great Lakes Bay Region

Funding From Bipartisan Coronavirus Package Will Help Local Governments Respond to the Spread of the Coronavirus

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) today announced $7,943,865 in funding to help cities and counties in Genesee County and the Great Lakes Bay Region respond to the COVID-19 outbreak through Community Development Block Grants and Emergency Solutions Grants. This funding was included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was signed into law on March 27, 2020.

“The unprecedented public health and economic challenges posed by the Coronavirus pandemic are hitting our communities especially hard and this funding will make a difference for Michiganders who need extra assistance,” said Senator Peters. “It is critical that the healthcare facilities, senior centers and food banks that serve our communities receive the resources they will need throughout this crisis, and I am encouraged that the increase in funding to the Community Development Block Grants that Senator Stabenow and I fought for as part of the CARES Act is now being distributed to communities across Michigan.”

“Cities and counties are on the front lines of this battle. This funding will give local governments additional resources to respond to this unprecedented threat. Communities can use these funds to meet the unique and growing needs of their communities with things like assistance to businesses, job training for health care workers, shelter for homeless people, testing, equipment and supplies,“ said Senator Stabenow. 

Cities and counties in Genesee County and the Great Lakes Bay Region will receive $5,567,248 through Community Development Block Grants for activities that prevent and respond to the spread of the coronavirus and $2,376,617 through Emergency Solutions Grants to reduce the spread of the coronavirus among the homeless population. In addition to Community Development Block Grant funding awarded to current FY20 recipients, the state of Michigan will also receive an additional $38 million for distribution to other local communities in the state.

Funding by city or county:

Bay City

Community Development Block Grants - $734,522

Flint

Community Development Block Grants - $2,344,230

Emergency Solutions Grants - $1,178,500

Genesee County

Community Development Block Grants - $1,084,219

Emergency Solutions Grants - $553,817

City of Midland

Community Development Block Grants - $132,247

City of Saginaw

Community Development Block Grants - $1,272,030

Emergency Solutions Grants - $644,300

To see how Community Development Block Grants can be used for infectious disease response click here. For more information about Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program click here. For more information about how Emergency Solutions Grants can be used for infectious disease response click here. Resources for COVID-19 and homelessness can be found here. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has provided information and resources about the coronavirus here.  

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