City of Flint seeking input from residents on $99 million in federal funding

FLINT, Michigan -- The city of Flint expects to receive approximately $99 million in federal funding through the American Rescue Plan act, and is seeking resident input on how to use the funding. 

Mayor Sheldon Neeley outlined five areas of funding possibilities based on resident input so far, and is seeking more community input on prioritization. 

The American Rescue Plan Act is a $1.9 trillion federal measure that also provides separate dollars for COVID vaccines and testing; mortgage, rental and utility assistance; expanded health care coverage; and stimulus checks and tax credits for families.

Funding possibilities in Flint that have been identified so far include: public safety; blight elimination; job creation; infrastructure; and owner-occupied home rehab and repairs. 

A recording of Neeley’s live update related to the funding can be viewed on the city’s Facebook page, YouTube Channel, and website.

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

Residents can provide feedback in multiple ways. A survey is live that residents can vote in. Emails can also be sent to [email protected]. Residents can mail comments to City of Flint Budget Input, 1101 S. Saginaw St. Room 203, Flint, Michigan 48502. Written comments can be left in the red drop box outside of city hall. Residents can also call (810) 237-2000 and leave a recorded message that will be transcribed and added to reports with other written comments.

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