Whitmer: Use $1.4B to expand health access, build facilities
September 14, 2021
Lansing, MI — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proposed spending $1.4 billion in federal pandemic funding to expand health care and infrastructure, including to bolster access to mental health services, replace state psychiatric hospitals and build a new public health lab. The proposal, if approved by the Republican-led Legislature, would account for more than a fifth of Michigan’s $6.5 billion in discretionary rescue funding approved by Congress and President Joe Biden. Whitmer wants $335 million in grants to improve access to treatments for autism, behavioral health and substance abuse.