Gilbert, DTE Energy, trade groups back plan to put $3B of federal stimulus in infrastructureOctober 15, 2021
Oct. 14, 2021
- $350 million for Michigan’s Unemployment Trust Fund, which was mostly drained during a massive spike in unemployment claims from mass pandemic-induced layoffs in March and April 2020. Lawmakers recently deposited $150 million in American Rescue Plan funds into the unemployment fund to shore it up.
- $365 million for the creation of a revenue-sharing trust fund to address what municipal leaders consider chronic underfunding of cities, villages and counties by the Legislature over the past two decades.
- $805 million for affordable housing and community development, including training funds for getting more workers into construction jobs.
- $500 million for “strengthening Michigan’s health and safety infrastructure,” including addressing gaps in access to care for mental health and substance abuse disorders in rural and underserved areas of the state.