Michigan Association of Public Employees

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an $81.7 billion Fiscal Year 2024 budget with a focus on rebuilding infrastructure,  funding public safety and healthcare programs, and creating good-paying jobs through economic development programs.Capital Building Lansing Cropped

The budget includes $26.7 million to provide a 5 percent increase (4 percent ongoing and another 1 percent ongoing to communities that obligate all available American Rescue Plan dollars) in statutory revenue sharing to help counties, cities, villages, and townships; and new dedicated statutory revenue sharing funds, 2 percent one-time for public safety initiatives; plus, an additional $64 million over current year funding in constitutional revenue sharing payments.

From 2019 through the end of this construction season, nearly 20,000 lane miles of road and 1,400 bridges will be fixed. Funds to rebuild infrastructure have been earmarked for fixing roads, replacing lead pipes, building housing, and more:

Roads, Bridges, Transit, Electrification

  • $416 million to fix roads and build up public infrastructure.
  • $80 million supporting Michigan's Bridge Bundling program to replace or rehabilitate more than 20 structurally deficient bridges.
  • $50 million for Intermodal Capital Investment Grants to support investments in rail, marine, intercity, and local transit infrastructure that have the potential to leverage federal funding opportunities.
  • $21.3 million for clean energy and electric vehicle infrastructure investments.
  • $52.9 million for the Information Technology and Investment Fund for modernization of legacy IT systems supporting local income tax collections for those communities that elect to participate, environmental permitting and inspection, groundwater protection, occupational safety and health, and talent recruitment and retention.
  • $1 million to begin the transition of the State of Michigan’s fleet to electric vehicles.
  • $5 million for a critical mineral recycling research hub.

Housing

  • $212 million for residential energy efficiency improvements through federal funds, lowering costs for Michiganders via point-of-sale rebates for home appliances, water heaters and more.
  • $50 million for the Housing and Community Development Program to alleviate affordable housing needs across the state and revitalize downtown areas.
  • $10 million for Missing Middle housing programs to build on existing $50 million within the current year budget.
  • $2 million to expand capacity of the State Land Bank Authority, which facilitates productive reuse of land in our communities.

Water, Parks, Agriculture, Environment

  • Nearly $600 million for Michigan’s water infrastructure, protecting access to drinking water, replacing lead service lines, rebuilding sewers, and more.
  • $150 million to reopen the Palisades nuclear power plant, securing good-paying jobs.
  • $23 million for improvements at Belle Isle State Park.
  • $23 million to create an endowment for the new Flint State Park.
  • $20 million to establish an environmental justice contaminated site clean-up fund to remediate and redevelop contaminated sites in historically disadvantaged and underrepresented communities.
  • $13 million for agricultural climate resiliency and soil health to research new regenerative agriculture practices and help farmers reduce run off and increase crop diversity.
  • $10.1 million for Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure Program, using federal funds to boost resiliency in Michigan’s food systems.
  • $7.7 million in state parks operations funding for additional park rangers and essential resources.
  • $5.5 million for Michigan Saves to incentivize private investment in clean energy improvements for residents and businesses.

Click here for more on the FY24 state budget including funding for police officers and first responders.