FLINT, Michigan—Mayor Sheldon Neeley today thanked the City of Flint’s friends in Washington DC for stepping up to help our community and the entire nation rebound from the economic impact of COVID-19.
Estimates indicate that the City of Flint will receive $99.33 million in support through the American Rescue Plan. The sweeping $1.9 trillion measure also includes support for small businesses, schools, counties and states.
Flint families also will directly benefit. The City of Flint Finance Department estimates that Flint households will get more than $125 million from the benefits included in the package, including an additional federal stimulus check as well as the expanded Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit.
“This is a big win for our community, and we will continue advocating for Flint and Flint families at all times and in all places,” Mayor Sheldon Neeley said. “We still are learning more about the details of any restrictions on this funding, but we know it will allow us to invest in true recovery from the intersection of crises we have weathered. These dollars will help alleviate financial pressures caused by the pandemic and help us to continue to move forward in a positive direction.
“Congressman Dan Kildee deserves particular praise for making sure Flint and other hard-hit communities were provided additional support, but we are thankful for all of our many friends in Washington — including Sen. Gary Peters, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, and President Biden — for their leadership and support.”