The City of Saginaw has received nearly $2.9 million in annual grants through the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The money includes nearly $2.2 million from the Community Development Block Grant, more than half a million from the HOME Investment Partnership Program, and more than $184,000 from the Emergency Solutions Grant. These programs offer cities, counties, and states funding for various programs.
Saginaw City Manager Tim Morales says that over the years, the amounts allocated haven’t changed all that much.
At Monday’s City Council meeting, the council approved organizations and projects to receive funding from these grants, such as the Saginaw Habitat for Humanity and Downtown Development Authority, as well as funding three community police officers and renovations to the Juneteenth building on 5th Ave.