The Michigan Association of Regions and members of the Michigan State University (MSU) Extension faculty are offering a series of free workshops in the coming weeks for local government officials on the American Rescue Plan.
MSU asked the Michigan Municipal League to share this information with our members.
Go here to view the full schedule and to register.
Member regions of the Michigan Association of Regions will host the MSU Extension faculty and local and tribal government officials to explore Local Fiscal Recovery Fund spending opportunities in a regional context. Join other local leaders to learn about:
- ARPA Local Fiscal Recovery Fund Basic Rules
- Best Practices for Local Fiscal Recovery Fund Spending
- Practical Considerations for Contracts, Accounting, and Project Management
- Group Discussions Related to Regional Collaboration
- Leveraging Other State and Federal Funding and Priorities
The workshops are intended for regional planning and development board members, other local elected and appointed officials, tribal government officials, economic development practitioners, and other public and non-profit community development organization staff.
All workshops run 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (registration opens at 9 a.m. for in-person programs). Format varies by region from virtual (exclusive Zoom), hybrid (choice of in-person or Zoom attendance), or in-person.
The first workshop is Thursday, Sept. 23, in Traverse City and the last is a virtual option on Oct. 28.Other in-person workshops are happening in Sault Ste Marie, Marquette, Hancock, Gaylord, Lawrence, and Gladwin. There is no cost to attend the workshops. Instructors include Eric Scorsone, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of the MSU Extension Center for Local Government Finance and Policy; Arnold Weinfeld, Director for Workforce and Economic Development Partnerships, Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship; Associate Director – Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, College of Social Science; MSU Extension – Government & Community Vitality educators; and regional staff.