COVID-19 Funding and Budget Extension Bills Signed into Law

The culmination of a bipartisan effort, Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed a bill appropriating $880 million in mostly federal dollars to various efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as legislation that will postpone a requirement that the Legislature finalize the state budget by 7/1/20.

The supplemental budget bill signed into law today includes hazard pay for first responders and grant funding to reduce the cost of child care, and several initiatives to help small businesses weather the difficult economic conditions created by COVID-19, including:

  • $100 million for small business restart grants
  • $10 million for a MIOSHA grant program to help employers with 250 or fewer employees purchase safety and health-related equipment

Under Senate Bill 963, the Legislature will have until 9/30/20 to finalize a budget for the coming fiscal year and present it to Governor Whitmer.  In subsequent years, the Legislature will have to complete work on the budget by July 1. The state is experiencing staggering shortfalls resulting from the global pandemic and extending the budget timeline for 2020 allows lawmakers to get a better handle on available federal funding before passing Fiscal Year 2020-2021 appropriations.

New & Notable

The 3 S’s of Improving Your
Workplace Safety Protocols

Thursday, 7/9/20 at 1:00 p.m.
Register online.

As manufacturers work towards re-opening with full-scale operations, being safe and following preventative procedures is crucial for both the wellbeing of employees and communities, and for achieving compliance with state requirements and guidelines. The more you can simplify, standardize, and speed up those processes, the more vigilant, compliant, and safe you'll be. Join MMA and GoCanvas on Thursday, July 9 for an impactful video presentation on approaches manufacturers are exploring to achieve new requirements.

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Ask Your
Questions of Michigan’s New
Director of COVID-19 Workplace Safety

Wednesday, 7/8/20 at 9:00 a.m.
Register online.

Join MMA and newly appointed Director of COVID-19 Workplace Safety Sean Egan on Wednesday, July 8 for an update on Michigan’s gradual process of resuming in-person work.  As the Governor’s point person tasked with coordinating the state’s efforts to monitor and enforce the workplace safeguards established in Executive Order 2020-114, Director Egan will inform members through a free and exclusive video conference on the latest developments with workplace safety requirements and resources available to employers.

Resources for Manufacturers

Stay updated and compliant with the many changes imposed over the last few weeks. Find state, federal and member resources on MMA’s COVID-19 Resources.


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