City of Saginaw, Michigan

August 17, 2022 SAGINAW, MI – The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Advisory
Committee has released their funding recommendation report for the allocation of ARPA funds. Click here to view the ARPA Funding Recommendation Report.

The ARPA Advisory Committee began meeting in March to plan and discuss the
allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funds. The committee has worked diligently over the past six months to develop a strategic funding plan that reflects the community priorities established by City Council. This funding plan can be used by City Council to consider potential projects or category spending for which the City of Saginaw may use ARPA funds.

The ARPA committee has taken great care with the ideas generated by the
public to present City Council with a funding plan recommendation that is broad enough to work with while also backed up with clear explanations to help council make a solid final funding decision. This plan will be presented by Guidehouse Consultants at the Monday, August 29 City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m.

City Council will have final approval on the allocation of ARPA funds. City Council
is not expected to make any funding decisions at the August 29 meeting. Council will carefully review the information presented in the final report and begin to make funding decisions in the near future. Applicants will be contacted once funding decisions are finalized and approved by City Council.

Mayor Brenda Moore commented on the work of the ARPA Advisory Committee, “The advice and guidance of each ARPA Committee member has been critical throughout this process. I want to thank each member for their hard work and commitment to review the high volume of proposals and provide the recommendations contained in this report. I know a lot of thought went into this process. It is now the job of City Council to review the funding recommendations and begin to make final funding decisions.”

Click here to view the City of Saginaw ARPA webpage
To learn more about the American Rescue Plan Act Legislation, click here.