In Grand Rapids, Governor Whitmer gathered with local and state officials, outdoor recreation enthusiasts, and community members in downtown Grand Rapids to celebrate the plan’s record investment in Michigan’s local parks and recreation facilities.
The Building Michigan Together Plan includes nearly $2 billion to address critical water infrastructure needs.
- More than $1 billion for drinking water improvements, including: at least $325 million to replace lead service lines, $55 million to help communities tackle toxic contaminants, and $43 million in assistance for small and disadvantaged communities
- $712 million for clean water initiatives to address storm and wastewater, including: $669 million for clean water infrastructure, $35 million for loans to help repair failing septic systems, $20 million for public health risk reduction, and $8 million to address emerging contaminants
- $210 million to repair dams in Midland and Gladwin counties and another $40 million to address the repair, renovation, or elimination of dams statewide
The Building Michigan Together Plan calls for critical investments of $645 million in Michigan’s infrastructure, including:
- $317 million for road and bridge programs
- $66 million to make state transportation infrastructure more resilient to future flooding events
- $98 million for airport infrastructure improvement grants
- $66 million to improve public transportation
- $25 million investment in the statewide Mobility Futures Initiative
The Building Michigan Together Plan invests $450 million in Michigan’s state parks to improve state and local parks and trails to enhance tourism and boost the outdoor recreation industry. This includes $250 million for state parks and $200 million for local park systems.
The Building Michigan Together Plan will connect more households and small businesses to fast, reliable high-speed internet through $250 million in funding to improve access and adoption of broadband.
The Building Michigan Together Plan provides funding centered on housing in underserved rural and urban areas, including:
- $150 million for housing and home improvements
- $383 million for COVID Emergency Rental Assistance
- $121 million to help Michigan homeowners avoid foreclosure
Additionally, the Building Michigan Together Plan includes $133 million to strengthen Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance System and tackle fraud and $46 million to protect funding for public safety and first responders in cities, villages, and townships with population losses in the 2020 Census.