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Local Government Resources during COVID-19

The purpose of this page is to provide resources for local governments during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Find your local health department!

Find which health department serves your area and access the latest information. 

State of Michigan Official COVID-19 Information

www.michigan.gov/coronavirus - Visit this page to find valuable resources for employers, workers, residents and communities and stay informed on Michigan’s latest efforts to mitigate the impact of the virus on our state’s residents and economy.

Open Meetings Act: Changes to the Open Meetings Act to allow remote meetings.

Guidelines for Re-Opening

Relief Grants & Programs for Local Governments

CARES Act and Covid-19 Quick Reference Guide

USDA Rural Development: Download list of relief measures.

COVID-19 Updates & Resources for Local Governments (Michigan Department of Treasury)

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 2 pm to 3 pm. Register here!


I. Welcome & Introductions

Heather Frick, Bureau Director, Bureau of Local Government and School Services, Michigan Department of Treasury

II. FEMA Update

Penny Burger, Grants and Financial Management Section Manager, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division, Michigan State Police

III. Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Program Updates:

  • Coronavirus Relief Local Government Grants (CRLGG) Program
  • First Responders Hazard Pay Premiums Program (FRHPPP)
  • Public Safety and Public Health Payroll Reimbursement Program (PSPHPRP)

Eric Bussis, Chief Economist and Director of the Office of Revenue and Tax Analysis, Michigan Department of Treasury

IV. State of Michigan Budget Update Kyle Jen, Chief Deputy Director, Michigan State Budget Office

V. Question and Answer 

VI. Closing Remarks: Heather Frick, Bureau Director, Bureau of Local Government and School Services, Michigan Department of Treasury

Budget Projections & Planning

Fiscally Ready Community Webinars

The Michigan Department of Treasury and Michigan State University Extension (MSU Extension) are excited to announce our newest Fiscally Ready Communities training - Budgeting for Fiscal Sustainability!

This FREE training will provide best practices for local governments’ fiscal health including budgeting, long-term planning, dealing with uncertainty, and financial policies and procedures. This training is geared toward appointed and elected officials with entry and intermediate budgeting knowledge.

Upcoming Free Training Opportunities:

Please register for the training that best fits your schedule at: https://events.anr.msu.edu/FiscallyReadyWebinar/  

  • Tuesday, October 27 at 2 pm
  • Thursday, November 19 at 2 pm
  • Thursday, December 3 at 9 am

Please note that each webinar will have the same content. Please select the time and date that works best for you. Each session will be limited to 50 participants; if necessary, additional dates and times will be added.

For more information about Fiscally Ready Communities please check out the Treasury Fiscally Ready Communities webpage. This webpage includes Treasury’s 32 page Fiscally Ready Communities Best Practices document, which we encourage all local officials to review.

If you have any questions, please email TreasLocalGov@michigan.gov with the subject line Fiscally Ready.

Michigan Department of Treasury: Audit and Financial Reporting Filing Extension for Municipalities