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Deadline Near to Apply for CARES Act Funding for Municipalities

The Michigan Department of Treasury released guidance and application materials for the two largest appropriations of federal CARES Act funding targeted at supporting local governments from the recent passage of Senate Bill 690.. Now that funding is available, how do you get it? The Michigan Department Treasury explained how in a webinar on July 9. Applying for the money is not as hard as you think, BUT there is a hard deadline of July 17 for some of this funding and other portions are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additional guidance was provided in our Monday Morning Live webinar with Treasury officials on July 13, followed by our ServeMICity Office Hours webinar, where attendees learned about free technical assistance to apply for these grants. Read more.

League Cancels Convention, Will Provide First-Class Virtual Event

After thoughtful consideration, we sadly announce that the Michigan Municipal League's 2020 Convention that was planned for Mackinac Island Sept. 30-Oct. 2 will not be held as an in-person event. Instead, we are transforming Convention into a first-class virtual event. We have a lot in store for the virtual Convention and we'll bring you all the details in the coming weeks. Read more.

Webinars to Cover Essential Coronavirus-Related Topics

The League has developed a variety of COVID-19-related webinars. Upcoming webinars include MDOT's Local Agency Program (7/22, 10am), and Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Town Hall (7/23, 1:30pm)., After the webinars air, they are available in a variety of formats on our Coronavirus Resources page.

NEW Issue of The Review Magazine Now Available in Digital Format

With so many League members still working from home due to COVID-19, we wanted you to know that the July/Aug issue of The Review magazine is now available online! This issue highlights our recent Policy Forums, leading in a pandemic, and our new focus on community wealth building. Read it here.

Budget Deal to Result in 150% Funding Replacement!

Gov. Whitmer and legislative leaders have reached a budget agreement. The plan calls for eliminating the August statutory revenue sharing payments, but then fully replacing it plus an additional 50 percent. The replacement will come from federal CARES Act dollars. Read more.

Listen. Act.

We must listen. We must act. Those are the key messages in a statement released to Michigan Municipal League members and the media by the League's President, Vice President, and board. The statement is about the tragic and brutal death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis and the resulting protests. View the full statement here.

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