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ARP Proposals

Key Proposals for Credential Attainment

Governor Whitmer has introduced proposals that support Michiganders getting bachelor's degrees, associates degrees and industry-recognized credentials. These in-demand credentials will support help Michiganders achieve more job opportunities and higher wages over the course of their lives.

Going PRO Talent Fund Expansion

The Talent Fund would use the $100 million investment to expand current program innovations for demand-driven, work-based learning training solutions. 

Going PRO Talent Fund Expansion

COVID Class Connect

The COVID Class Connect Fund will increase college affordability for Michigan's most underserved students, close equity gaps, reduce student loan debt and support the prosperity of local economies.

COVID Class Connect

Futures for Frontliners/Reconnect Expansion

The Administration proposes investing $200 million of ARP dollars to expand eligibility for the Futures for Frontliners and Michigan Reconnect grant programs

Futures for Frontliners/Michigan Reconnect Expansion

Near Completers Fund

The $79 million COVID Near Completers Fund will increase college affordability for Michigan residents, close equity gaps, improve job opportunities, and support the advancement of local economies.

Near Completers Fund

Strengthening the Industry to College Pipeline

The $70 million investment will enhance community colleges' capacity to improve college completion rates, co-develop curriculum that reflects the needs of Michigan's labor force and invest in data systems.

Strengthening the Industry to College Pipeline

Wraparound Support for Reconnectors

The Administration proposes investing $15 million to provide additional wraparound services to low-income Reconnectors.

Wraparound Support for Reconnectors
Governor Whitmer has introduced proposals to provide supports to families through expanded access to affordable, quality childcare and by stabilizing and activating Michigan's nonprofit ecosystem, while also providing different avenues for people to re-enter the labor force into higher-wage jobs through adult education and on-the-job experiences.

Childcare

Michigan has received $1.4 billion in federal childcare funding. The two new rounds of stimulus were passed through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

Childcare

Education and Employment (E2) Program

The innovative Education and Employment program, or E2, will support partnerships between state-approved adult education programs and eligible employers to assist adults in furthering their education while working. 

Education and Employment E2 Program

Everybody In: Path to Reconnect for Individuals Without High School Diploma

The Reconnect Everybody In pathway will expand eligibility of the transformational Reconnect program to include adults 18 and over without a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent.

Everybody in Path to Reconnect for Individuals without High School Diplomas

Michigan Nonprofit Relief and Activation Program

The $50 million fund would ask non-profits to submit grant applications to help people under the ALICE threshold. 

Michigan Nonprofit Relief and Activation Program

Michigan Second Chances Program

Providing services to returning citizens can change the trajectory of their lives by reducing recidivism and providing pathways to stable employment. 

Michigan Second Chances Program

Right Skills Now through State Apprenticeship Expansion

Right Skills Now through State Apprenticeship Expansion would amplify Michigan program policy innovations recognized nationally.

Right Skills Now Through State Apprenticeship Expansion

Key Proposals for Michigan Mainstreet Businesses

Governor Whitmer has proposed the Michigan Mainstreet Initiative which has three programs to provide capital and services support to locally-owned small businesses, the lifeblood of Michigan's communities.

Michigan Microenterprise Support Initiative

$125 million to provide grants for businesses that did not qualify or apply for other incentives, like the federal Paycheck Protection Program. 

Michigan Microenterprise Support Initiative

Michigan Small Business Restart Program

$100 million to help restaurants and other place-based businesses cover costs by providing grants up to $20,000 for mortgage, rent, taxes, payroll and other operating expenses.

Michigan Small Business Restart Program

Michigan Small Business SmartZones and Business Accelerator and Resiliency Initiative

$75 million to provide grants to startups that can help our communities thrive. 

Michigan Small Business SmartZones and Business Accelerator and Resiliency Initiative

Michigan has three proposals that will support better job creation - one that supports Michigan's transition into the electric vehicle industry, one that invests in shoring up its startup ecosystem and one that builds capacity to attract talent and scales up successful programming to retain STEM talent.

Michigan EV Friendliness Program

The $40 million EV friendliness investment would ramp up electric vehicle adoption and industry leadership.

Michigan EV Friendliness Program

Startup Resiliency Initiative

Strong Michigan venture firms are a critical factor in the success of Michigan startups. Venture-backed companies create roughly 10% of new jobs nationally.

Startup Resiliency Initiative

Talent Attraction and Retention Program

To address the COVID-amplified challenge of labor force demand-supply mismatches, this investment takes a two-prong approach to attract and retain talent.

Talent Attraction & Retention Program
Governor Whitmer has three major proposals that will support community infrastructure investments to support business growth and regional planning and projects that will complement the MI New Economy plan, and increase the return on investment of Michigan's American Rescue Plan dollars overall.

Community Revitalization and Placemaking Grants

Governor Whitmer recommends an investment of $100 million to proactively address the impacts being seen in Michigan communities by investing in projects that enable population and tax revenue growth.

Community Revitalization and Placemaking Grants

Large and Strategic Site Development

The Michigan Large and Strategic Sites Initiative will accelerate Michigan's economic recovery by providing resources for the state and local communities to make crucial investments in sites that will accommodate major expansion opportunities by existing and new employers considering Michigan.

Large and Strategic Site Development

Regional Resiliency Fund

The Regional Resiliency Fund would have two primary purposes.

Regional Resiliency Fund

Governor Whitmer has proposed different programs that will lead to more attainable and affordable housing units, and one proposal that will lead to reduced monthly housing costs through smaller energy bills.

Investing in the Housing and Community Development Fund

This significant $50 million investment will expand access to affordable and attainable housing, help close equity gaps and support the development of vibrant communities. 

Investing in the Housing and Community Development Fund

Missing Middle Housing Program

The Missing Middle Housing Program is a housing production program designed to address the general lack of attainable housing and housing challenges underscored by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Missing Middle Housing Program

Residential Clean Energy Improvements

Making homes in Michigan healthier, cleaner and more energy-efficient will benefit both individuals and the environment.

Residential Clean Energy Improvements