Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $41 Million in Funding for Michigan to Respond to COVID-19

Funding From Bipartisan Package Will Help Local Governments Respond to the Spread of COVID-19

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced $41,885,728 in funding to help cities and counties in Michigan respond to the COVID-19 outbreak through Community Development Block Grants. This is the second round of funding that was included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020.


“Our state and local governments are working hard every day to combat the COVID-19 outbreak and support their economies. This funding will give local leaders in Michigan the resources they need to slow the virus from spreading, help families who are struggling from job loss, and more,” said Senator Stabenow.


“This funding will help Michigan communities hit hard by this pandemic,” said Senator Peters. “After working to secure more funding for the Community Development Block Grants program, Michigan communities will receive more resources to fit their needs, whether it’s for health care facilities, senior centers or food banks.”  


Community Development Block Grants fund a range of resources that cities and counties in Michigan can use to combat the COVID-19 outbreak. This round of funding focused on helping low-income families access food, health care, and other basic needs. The State of Michigan will be distributing this funding to local communities.