Earlier this week the Flint City Council had a meeting to decide how to use part of the 94.7 million dollars of American Rescue Plan funds. The chief financial officer for the City of Flint requested 8.1 million dollars of the funds to help fill a 14-million-dollar budget hole. This is the latest project brought before the council, which has 2 years to decide how the funds are to be allocated.
So far, only 4 proposals have been approved by the council including $2.5 million in premium pay for first responders, $3 million for water main reconstruction on Miller Road, $16 million in blight demolitions, and $1.1 million dollars for Ernst & Young to manage the federal funds; leaving about 72 million dollars left to spend.
This is a summary of the full article which can be found HERE.