Congressman Kildee Announces Over $2.1 Million in Federal Grants for Mid-Michigan to Aid Local Coronavirus Response
Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, today announced over $2.1 million in federal grants were awarded across mid-Michigan to bolster local relief efforts as our community responds to the coronavirus.
The $2,159,742 in federal grants, awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 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 grants through the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) program.
The CDBG program helps build stronger and more resilient communities. Through the program, projects—such as infrastructure, economic development, public facilities installations, and housing rehabilitation projects—are identified by local communities and receive federal support, in addition, to support from state and local governments.
The federal grants announced today by Congressman Kildee will be awarded to local mid-Michigan communities, including:
- Genesee County - $1,221,403
- Flint - $486,162
- Saginaw - $260, 964
- Bay City - $191,213
“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. We must do more to support families through this pandemic, including additional economic stimulus payments, additional support for small businesses, and extended unemployment insurance for those who are out of work.”
Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Congressman Kildee has fought to bring federal funding to mid-Michigan, with over $65 million awarded to support local efforts. In August, Congressman Kildee announced nearly $1 million in federal grants to support local health centers in combating the coronavirus pandemic.