$300M in grant funding available to eligible Michigan government groups

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Two new grant programs are now available to certain groups working in Michigan.

Effective immediately, eligible local units of government can apply for both the First Responder Hazard Pay Premiums Program and the Public Safety and Public Health Payroll Reimbursement Program. $300-million in funding is available.

  • First Responder Hazard Pay Premiums Program
    • Offers $100-million to fund additional compensation for first responders.
      • Eligible first responders must have performed hazardous duty or work involving physical hardship related to COVID-19.
      • Cities, villages, townships, counties, public airport operators and certain ambulance operators can be reimbursed up to $1,000 per eligible employee, and no single applicant can receive more than $5-million.
      • Applicants are funded on a first come, first served basis.
  • Public Safety and Public Health Payroll Reimbursement Program
    • Offers $200-million to reimburse cities, villages, townships and counties for eligible public safety and payroll health expenditures incurred from April-July 2020.
      • This program will potentially have two application rounds:
        • The first application round will be available for the reimbursement of April-May 2020 eligible payroll expenditures.
        • If funding is available after the first round is completed, a second application round will be available to reimburse expenditures in June-July 2020.

To learn more about each grant, and to apply, click here.

Those with questions can call the Treasury CARES Grant Programs Hotline at (574) 335-0155 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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