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State Releases Transparency Dashboard Detailing Michigan's Use of Recovery Funds
October 05, 2023
Lansing – Michiganders are able to learn how the State is investing the $6.5 billion in flexible state fiscal recovery funds (FRF) provided by the federal government with the launch of the new Fiscal Recovery Funds Dashboard.
“This user-friendly dashboard ensures that all Michiganders can easily see where and how the State has leveraged its federal FRF dollars,” said State Budget Director Christopher Harkins. “The FRF dashboard takes a wealth of data and transforms it into information people can use to see how the State has funded projects that align with its strategic goals.”
Featuring a modern design, the dashboard allows users to view FRF project key performance indicators and to visualize projects on a map, which can be filtered by census tract, or state legislative and congressional districts.
“As a lifelong Michigander, I take great pride in my role within the pandemic recovery effort,” said Chief COVID-19 Accountability Officer Jennifer Edmonds. “The Fiscal Recovery Funds have afforded Michigan a remarkable chance to review the performance of these funds, glean invaluable insights into their significant impact on aiding Michiganders throughout this recovery, and derive lessons learned. This knowledge positions us to tackle future recovery efforts with a far greater understanding of the programs that yield the most effective results.”
As part of the American Rescue Plan passed in 2021, the federal government provided funds to Michigan and other states to support programs and policies that promote social and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Michigan is using these historic funds to respond to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and make strategic investments to improve critical infrastructure and address disparities that lead to disproportionate impacts of the pandemic for many Michiganders.
As of Sept. 30, Michigan appropriated nearly all 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. The dashboard will be updated quarterly, with the next refresh expected in early November.
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 State’s 2023 Annual Recovery Plan Report.