State Budget Office
The State of Michigan has faced significant economic disruptions and financial impact on the budget due to the COVID-19 outbreak. State officials are actively working to determine the financial impact of the crisis and to navigate the numerous funding sources, including state and federal stimulus funding, that will aid in the response and recovery efforts.
This page provides insights and transparency into these appropriations, along with state expenditures and outcomes. We recommend that you continue to check back as additional information is added.
The State of Michigan has forecasted a combined General Fund and School Aid Fund revenue loss of $3.4 billion in Fiscal Years (FYs) 2020 and 2021. The state has now allocated nearly all of the $3.1 billion in Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) aid provided by Congress for 2020 for the state’s public health and safety response to the COVID-19 crisis and COVID-19-related assistance to schools, universities, colleges, local governments, critical workers, businesses, and individuals across the state. These distributions are all governed by limitations placed on the funding by current federal law (see below) and cannot be used for direct revenue replacement. In order to avoid large budget reductions for state government, local governments, schools, colleges, and universities in the upcoming fiscal year, additional aid with more flexibility is needed from Congress.
The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocates $89.4 million to Michigan through the Governor’s Education Emergency Relief (GEER) Fund. These funds are to be used for emergency support through grants to school districts, institutions of higher education, and other education related entities that the Governor deems essential for carrying out emergency educational services. For further information on the Governor's Education Emergency Relief Fund Framework, including the distribution methodology, school eligibility, and required use of funds, please see the link below:
For detailed information of the Governor's Education Emergency Relief Fund distribution by school district, please see the link below: