Principles for Stimulus

MLHS: Use federal funds for those hurt most by recession The League urges policymakers to invest in programs offering economic opportunities to unemployed workers and low-income families. Press Release>> – Read Working Poor Families Project Principles here>>

Helpful Websites


Michigan Economic Devolpment Corporation (MEDC) Information for businesses and communities on the amount of money available, what it is for and how to apply read more>>

States for a Transparent and Accountable Recovery is a network of groups working at the state and local levels to ensure that the imllementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is transparen, accountable, fair and effective. read more>>

Web site tracks stimulus impact on hard-hit communities The Kirwin Institute of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University tracks stimulus spending on communities hardest hit by the recession read more>>

Education money tracked The Education Writers Association launched a Web site in January 2010 tracking education spending from the Recovery Act. read more>>

Tracking Stimulus Money

Recovery Act saved jobs and helped Michigan families read more>>

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities debunks five myths surrounding the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. read more>>

Recovery Act keeping roughly 215,000 in Michigan out of poverty Along with boosting the economy and saving and creating jobs, seven provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) also are protecting about 215,000 residents of Michigan from poverty this year, according to a new study from the Washington, D.C.-based Center on Budget and Policy release>>

Food Assistance—Feeding Michigan’s Economy and Families Michigan, along with other states, has received federal stimulus money to increase benefits for food assistance (previously called Food Stamps, now called the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP). read more>>

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding and Michigan’s State Budget An estimated $7.8 billion will be appropriated in Michigan’s state budget over a three-year period from funds received under the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). read more>>

Action on Federal Stimulus Package Five Michigan Public Acts authorize the spending of almost $4 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act monies. read more>>

Tracking the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in Michigan The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also known as the stimulus package, tasks the federal General Accounting Office (GAO) with a range of responsibilities to help promote accountability and transparency and ensure that these funds are used as specified. read more>>

Stimulus Funding for Community health Centers: The Right Medicine at the Right Time — But Not the Cure A new report by the Michigan Primary Care Association finds that Michigan’s 29 Community Health Centers have received $35 million in stimulus funding to care from more than 67,000 people. It’s the right medicine, but the cure is health care reform. read more>>

First Glance: Stimulus Dollars Flowing to Vulnerable Communities Michigan is slated to receive over $18 billion in federal stimulus dollars, some of which have already been allocated. These funds are intended to stimulate the economy and to help those affected by the declining economy. read more>>

Other Voices: Stimulus buys time to reform tax system Op-ed from the Michigan League for Human Services on need to reform our revenue structure. read more>>

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Balm for Michigan’s Economic Pain — Michigan will soon be the recipient of at least $15 billion from the recently passed federal stimulus package. read more>>

  • Read Senate Fiscal Agency report here>>
  • Read House Fiscal Agency report here>>

Policy Forum on ARRA


What does the stimulus mean for you and your community?

The Michigan League for Human Services held a Public Policy Forum October 29, 2009, at Lansing Community College West Campus. The forum featured Leslee Fritz, Michigan Economic Recovery Office Director and a panel of presenters about how the money is being used to address the state budget deficit, in local communities and schools and in health care centers across the state.

A rebroadcast of the League’s Oct. 29, 2009 forum Stimulus Dollars at Work is available. Click here.