How much Michigan, each county will get from $1.9T COVID relief bill
Michigan is set to receive a big chunk of dollars from the newly signed $1.9T COVID-19 relief package. Most noticeable to many Americans are provisions providing up to $1,400 in direct payments and extending $300 weekly emergency unemployment benefits into early September. More: 3rd stimulus check update: When to expect $1,400 payments, who’s eligibleAdThe COVID-19 relief bill also includes about $65B in funding for states. Related: Biden aims for quicker shots, ‘independence from this virus’According to data compiled by NAOC, Michigan will receive a total of $1,936,889,416. Below is a breakdown of estimated funding by Michigan county:
President Biden signs $1.9T COVID-19 relief bill
In the March 10, 202, photo, President Joe Biden speaks in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)(Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)
Child tax credit changes in COVID bill: How much families will get
The massive COVID-19 relief bill approved by Congress includes an increase in tax breaks for families. More: What’s inside the $1.9T COVID-19 bill passed by CongressTax breaks for households with and without kidsUnder current law, most taxpayers can reduce their federal income tax bill by up to $2,000 per child. In a significant change, the bill would increase the tax break to $3,000 for every child age 6 to 17 and $3,600 for every child under the age of 6. The bill also significantly expands the Earned Income Tax Credit for 2021 by making it available to people without children. AdMore: Congress approves COVID bill: When to expect $1,400 stimulus checks
Child tax credit changes in COVID bill: How much families can get
The massive COVID-19 relief bill nearing approval in Washington includes an increase in tax breaks for families. Tax breaks for households with and without kidsUnder current law, most taxpayers can reduce their federal income tax bill by up to $2,000 per child. In a significant change, the bill would increase the tax break to $3,000 for every child age 6 to 17 and $3,600 for every child under the age of 6. Families would get the full credit regardless of how little they make in a year, leading to criticism that the changes would serve as a disincentive to work. The bill also significantly expands the Earned Income Tax Credit for 2021 by making it available to people without children.
Gov. Whitmer asks Michigan Legislature for $100M stimulus package, more public health measures
LANSING, Mich. – In a letter addressed to Michigan legislative leaders, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is asking for three pieces of major legislation -- a $100 million state-based stimulus package, permanent extension to unemployment benefits and more public health measures. The letter is the first public attempt to appeal to legislative leaders directly with concrete measures. Small Business Saturday is here and the stakes are higher than ever for local businesses in the pandemic. The state has launched a new “Support Local” campaign to help Michigan Businesses make it through the winter.
United Way of Washtenaw County invests $90,000 in COVID-19 recovery grants
ANN ARBOR Six Washtenaw County organizations have received a combined $90,000 in grants from the United Way of Washtenaw County COVID-19 Community Recovery Fund. We established the Recovery Fund because we recognized community needs related to COVID-19 are not going to go away anytime soon. United Way is grateful to the donors who responded quickly and generously to create significant, equitable and meaningful impact.The COVID-19 Community Recovery Fund was launched to meet the critical needs and emerging needs of individuals and communities that have been impacted financially by the pandemic. The fund is UWWCs second phase of COVID-19 relief being given to community organizations. The ongoing Recovery Fund is still accepting donations from community members.