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Residents can weigh in on Flint’s $99 million in federal funding

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Mayor Sheldon Neeley hosted a communitywide update on Tuesday April 27 to share additional information with residents about the $99 million in federal funding the city of Flint expects to receive through the American Rescue Plan Act.

“We will continue to make sure that residents have access to good, accurate information and have an opportunity to have their voices heard,” Neeley said. “This funding is a game-changer for our community. So, it is important that we hear from residents before making final decisions about our priorities.”

Neeley outlined five main pillars of funding possibilities he has heard so far from residents and asked for additional community input to help the city set priorities for the funding.

Neeley was joined by U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, who shared additional information about the American Recovery Plan during the community update.

The city of Flint is expected to receive $99 million as part of the American Rescue Plan Act, a massive $1.9 trillion federal measure that also provides separate dollars for COVID vaccines and testing, mortgage, rental and utility assistance, expanded health care coverage, as well as stimulus checks and tax credits for families.

The pillars of possible funding identified so far by residents include:

Public Safety

Blight Elimination

Job Creation

Infrastructure

Owner-occupied Home Rehab and Repairs

Residents who missed Neeley’s live community update can still watch the recorded presentation on the city’s Facebook Page, YouTube Channel and website.

Residents can weigh in with their thoughts in many ways, listed below.

Vote in this poll: surveymonkey.com/r/FlintFundingPriorities

Send an email to input@cityofflint.com

Mail comments to

City of Flint Budget Input

1101 S. Saginaw St. Room 203

Flint, Michigan 48502

Write comments and drop them off at Flint City Hall in the red drop box outside

Call (810) 237-2000*

* All callers will be asked to leave a message with their comments, which will be transcribed and included in reports with other submitted comments.

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