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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

  • As 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. 
  • Performance 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.
  • Michigan 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. 
  • Under 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. 
  • Michigan 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. 
  • Using 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.  

Additional Resources

2023 FRF Annual Recovery Plan Report

Provides PDF version of full State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds 2023 Report.

American Rescue Plan Fiscal Recovery Fund - Federal

Provides Federal overview of all current ARPA and FRF plans and spending. 

Federal COVID Funding in Michigan

State Budget Office website highlights the state's financial response to COVID

Michigan Coronavirus Homepage

Includes links to all Michigan resources, news, and statistics regarding the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic

PRAC Pandemic Oversight

PRAC shows spending of federal funds and COVID-19 response across all states including Michigan

FRF Glossary

Common acronyms and definitions