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American Rescue Plan Funding
State Fiscal Recovery Funds (FRF)
As part of the American Rescue Plan passed in 2021, the federal government provided Michigan $6.5 billion in flexible state fiscal recovery funds (FRF) to support programs and policies that promote social and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. While these funds are flexible, they do have some requirements and may not to be used for tax cuts or pension fund obligations.
FRF funds must:
- Support COVID-19 response efforts to continue to decrease spread of the virus and bring the pandemic under control
- Support immediate economic stabilization for households and businesses
- Address systemic public health and economic challenges that have contributed to the unequal impact of the pandemic
On this page you will find information on programs and projects that have been funded with FRF dollars, dynamic funding dashboards, and related resources.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Michigan doing with FRFAs of June 30, 2023, Michigan appropriated $6.2 billion of its $6.5 billion in state FRF to 14 different state agencies to execute a wide range of projects. The appropriated projects include a diverse array of investments in environmental sustainability, workforce and economic development, and public safety. Through June 30, 2023, Michigan has appropriated 91 projects with a total budget of $6.2 billion and has spent more than $1.8 billion.
How is data collected for this reportPerformance Data in this report is based on individual agency data collection methods, and variable frequency of each agency's collections standards. The data includes both the internal State of Michigan and publicly available data source. Data is certified by the individual agency program managers, and reviewed for accuracy and compliance by the Agency Director and COVID Stimulus Project Management Office. Financial Data in this report is exported from what is reported to the US Treasury by the State of Michigan and is updated quarterly following the guidelines from US Treasury.
Why is there so much money leftMichigan agencies have until December 31, 2026, to spend the funds they have committed. Many of the projects are complex, long-term investments and are currently in progress.
How much time does Michigan have to spend this moneyUnder the FRF guidelines, funds must be used for costs incurred on or after March 3, 2021. Further, costs must be committed by December 31, 2024, and spent by December 31, 2026.
How is FRF affecting Michigan and Michigan residentsMichigan is using these historic funds to not only respond to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic but also to make strategic investments to improve critical infrastructure and work to address disparities that lead to disproportionate impacts of the pandemic for many Michiganders. The programs funded by FRF have been categorized by the state strategic goals which they help Michigan to achieve.
What are these programs doing for my communityUsing FRF, the State of Michigan has supported programs benefiting hospitals, foster homes, small businesses, disadvantaged communities, schools, and many others. More information about programs funded by FRF can be found in the 2023 Annual Report.
FRF News and Highlights
Press Release: State Grants for Child Care Providers
Press Release: Governor Whitmer Awards MI Clean Water Grants to 15 Communities
Press Release: Whitmer Statement on Three Billion Additional Revenue
Press Release: Whitmer Announces Schools to Receive Funds for School Safety Grants
Press Release: Gov. Whitmer Announces New Small Business Support Hubs to Provide Comprehensive Resources, Grants to State’s Small Businesses
Press Release: Gov. Whitmer Announces 570+ Jobs, Continued Investment in Small Businesses and Training Opportunities
Press Release: What’s in the Budget to Grow Michigan’s Economy
Press Release: Gov. Whitmer Applauds Passage of ‘Make it in Michigan’ Budget