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Posted on: September 22, 2020

City receives $1.64M in pandemic-related funds from state

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The City of Taylor has been awarded $1.64M in funding under two different programs related to the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic.

The City requested just over $3M from the Treasury Department of the State of Michigan and received $1.5M last Friday as part of the Public Safety and Public Health Payroll Reimbursement Program. Under the program, the state has received more than 600 applications, totaling approximately $350 million in funding requests. The Michigan Legislature appropriated $200 million for this program. 

Because the amount of grant requests exceeded the amount appropriated by the legislature, payments are prorated, and equal to 50 percent of the amount requested, under “Public Safety Public Health Payroll Reimbursement, 2020 PA 144, Sec 803.”

The City also received $140,000, all allocated to all qualified police and fire personnel. This allocation came under the “First Responder Hazard Pay Premiums Program.” Under the FRHPPP, the state Treasury Department received more than 700 applications, totaling approximately $36 million in funding requests.

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