The Saginaw City Council met Friday morning to touch base with staff and consultants on the status of the city’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) expenditures.
The meeting started with a presentation by Guidehouse consultant David Sernick recapping how much had been allocated of the $52 million.
“Housing blight, total allocated was $10.875 (million), then food security had $2 million … then in health, 42.5 (million)…”
Sernick said with those totals added to the city’s lost revenue allocation and pending proposals for youth and workforce development, the City will have roughly $1.5 million remaining to be spent. He says that housing revitalization and blight removal programs are already in progress, including the City’s Home Rehab Program.
Additionally, a study ordered by the city to work on Saginaw’s food desert is in its early stages, and details on a $5 million expenditure towards a new Behavioral Health Clinic are still being worked out with the County.