City of Saginaw, Michigan

June 7, 2022 SAGINAW, MI – There are just a few days left for residents and
organizations to submit ideas and formal proposals through the City’s online American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding proposal portal. The deadline to submit ideas and formal proposals is Monday, June 13, 2022. To participate in the online portal, click here.

The City’s submission portal can be used as an idea box for those in the
community who wish to submit a general idea on the use of ARPA funds, and as the
official grant application for those who have a formal proposal. All requests for funding must be submitted using the online portal. The portal is part of the formal submission process and ensures all submissions are reviewed on equal criteria. Any individual or organization that submitted an ARPA funding request to the City of Saginaw prior to May 1 must submit a formal request through the online portal or with a paper application.

Mayor Brenda Moore commented on the submission process, “This is a
wonderful opportunity for the community to provide input on the effective distribution of ARPA funds. We are looking for anything from a general idea to a formal proposal. We encourage everyone to take part in this process. We want to be open to the insights of the general public while also evaluating the requests from individuals and organizations who wish to bring their best work to the City of Saginaw.”

The community is reminded that the more information that is provided in the submission, the more likely it will be considered for ARPA funding. The ARPA Advisory Committee will perform the initial review of all submissions and submit recommendations to City Council for funding. City Council Members will make the final decision on how the ARPA funds are allocated.

Click here to complete the ARPA Funding Proposal Submission Portal

To learn more about the American Rescue Plan Act Legislation, click here.