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Flint Community Programs Receive Over $ 2 Million |  New

Several community programs in Flint will receive funding of over $ 2 million.

Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich secured funding from the state budget. Legislation to allocate state funds for fiscal year 2022 received broad support in the Senate.

“These investments are going into some of the best programs Flint has to offer,” said Ananich. “The funds will help end a long-standing food desert, increase literacy, strengthen local sports programs and more. While you can’t budget for all of your woes, you can certainly use it for good to strengthen the positive movement of our community.

“After everything our city has been through, it’s incredibly rewarding to ensure that some of the organizations that have kept our community together get the funding they absolutely deserve,” said Ananich. “Flint still has a long way to go. There are still major issues that we still need to tackle, with violent crime at the top of the list. This investment in Flint is a signal that lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are committed to the well-being of our city and its people.

After the House of Representatives vote on Senate Bill 82, he will travel to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office for his signature.