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Key Proposals for Credential Attainment
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Right Skills Now through State Apprenticeship Expansion
Right Skills Now through State Apprenticeship Expansion would amplify Michigan program policy innovations recognized nationally.
Key Proposals for Michigan Mainstreet Businesses
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 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 SmartZones and Business Accelerator and Resiliency Initiative
$75 million to provide grants to startups that can help our communities thrive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.