MI New Economy
The Administration proposes investing $200 million of ARP dollars to expand eligibility for the Futures for Frontliners and Michigan Reconnect grant programs, including:
Expanding the Futures for Frontliners program to individuals (aged 18-24) who served as essential workers during Michigan's second wave of Covid (approximately November 2020-January 2021). This would support an additional cohort of 22,000 workers who risked their own health and safety to protect Michigan's public health and ensure continuity of critical services.
Expanding Michigan Reconnect by lowering the eligibility age from 25 to 21. This would support an additional 88,000 Michiganders over the next four years (22,000 annually).