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Congressman Kildee Announces $7.8 Million in Federal Grants to Mid-Michigan to Aid Local Coronavirus Response

April 3, 2020
Press Release
Federal Grants to Focus on Economic and Community Development, Emergency Support for At Risk Citizens

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, announced today over $7.8 million in federal grants will be awarded across mid-Michigan to bolster local relief efforts as our community responds to the coronavirus.

The $7,811,618 in federal grants, awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, recently passed Congress as a part of H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which Congressman Kildee supported. The federal grants to Flint, Saginaw and Bay City, as well as Genesee County, include both Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG).

The CDBG program helps to build stronger and more resilient communities. Through the community development program, projects—including infrastructure, economic development, public facilities installation, community centers, housing rehabilitation and homeowner assistance projects—are identified and receive federal support, in addition to support from state and local governments. The ESG program provides funding to improve the number and quality of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families, operate these shelters, provide essential social services to shelter residents, and prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless.

The federal grants announced today by Congressman Kildee will be awarded to local mid-Michigan communities, including:

  • Genesee County
    • $1,084,219 in CDBG grants
    • $553,817 in ESG grants

 

  • Flint
    • $2,344,230 in CDBG grants
    • $1,178,500 in ESG grants

 

  • Saginaw
    • $1,272,030 in CDBG grants
    • $644,300 in ESG grants

 

  • Bay City
    • $734,522 in CDBG grants

“Our local communities are on the frontlines of combating the coronavirus and I am working to bring home federal resources to mid-Michigan,” said Congressman Kildee. “I am pleased that Congress passed this relief to support the efforts of non-profit organizations and local governments to respond to this public health crisis. I will continue to work to speed up aid to our state and Michigan residents during this pandemic.”

Last week, Congressman Kildee announced almost $300,000 in federal grants to four local health centers in the Fifth Congressional District to help combat the coronavirus pandemic.

 

 

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