Fiscally Ready Communities Program

The Michigan Department of Treasury has partnered with MSU Extension to create a Fiscally Ready Communities program. This program was created to provide training and assistance to Michigan communities who are dedicated to ensuring their fiscal health through strong financial policies and protections. As a result of this training, officials and employees will be better equipped for long-term fiscal health and develop relationships with the Department of Treasury and MSU Extension.

In 2019, this program includes 10 regional trainings, one in each prosperity region, sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). The first one was held Friday, March 22, 2019 in Region 7 with approximately 50 people in attendance. The Fiscally Ready Communities team covered the fundamental best practices for fiscal and operation planning and provided an overview of best practices in finance policies and good governance. The team discussed topics such as budgets, cash controls, debt, grants, internal controls, purchasing policies, and receipting have additional guides with more detail with recommended and required policies.

Trainings will be held around the state. To register, please go to

Upcoming Events

·       Fiscally Ready Communities Region 6: Oct. 16, 1-4 p.m. - Flint

·       Fiscally Ready Communities Region 9: Nov. 6, 1-4 p.m. - Jackson

·       Fiscally Ready Communities Region 4: Dec. 10, 1-4 p.m. - Muskegon

Related Documents
Fiscally Ready Communities- Best Practices Guide PDF icon