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Governor Signs Supplemental Funding

Feb 18, 2022

This week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed $1.2 billion in supplemental funding. The appropriation utilizes federal funding to help keep schools in-person and bolster the healthcare workforce, among other key investments, including:

    • $367.3 million to increase lab capacity to implement and oversee expanded COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, and other monitoring activities
    • $300 million for recruitment, retention, and training grants to help health care facilities address staffing issues
    • $150.8 million to support screening and testing activities to facilitate the reopening and safe operations of schools
    • $100 million for early COVID-19 therapeutic treatments
    • $39 million to make nursing homes safer by converting multi-resident rooms into single rooms and improving air quality

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