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Futures for Frontliners and Reconnect Expansion

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).