Substitute For

HOUSE BILL NO. 5502

A bill to make appropriations for the department of labor and economic opportunity for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2025; and to provide for the expenditure of the appropriations.

the people of the state of michigan enact:


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part 1

line-item appropriations

Sec. 101. There is appropriated for the department of labor and economic opportunity for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2025 from the following funds:

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

 

 

 

APPROPRIATION SUMMARY

 

 

 

Full-time equated unclassified positions

34.5

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

2,633.0

 

 


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GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

2,078,282,500

Interdepartmental grant revenues:

 

 

 

Total interdepartmental grants and intradepartmental transfers

 

 

0

ADJUSTED GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

2,078,282,500

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Total federal revenues

 

 

1,177,165,800

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Total local revenues

 

 

10,700,000

Total private revenues

 

 

12,584,600

Total other state restricted revenues

 

 

352,274,700

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

525,557,400

Sec. 102. DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORT

 

 

 

Full-time equated unclassified positions

34.5

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

66.0

 

 

Unclassified salaries--FTEs

34.5

$

4,739,900

Executive direction and operations--FTEs

66.0

 

10,852,200

Property management

 

 

6,353,600

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

21,945,700

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

DED, vocational rehabilitation and independent living

 

 

3,355,000

DOL, federal funds

 

 

3,257,200

DOL-ETA, unemployment insurance

 

 

2,619,000

DOL, occupational safety and health

 

 

517,300

Federal funds

 

 

2,550,500


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Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Asbestos abatement fund

 

 

52,200

Corporation fees

 

 

1,881,500

Michigan state housing development authority fees and charges

 

 

658,500

Private occupational school license fees

 

 

55,700

Radiological health fees

 

 

293,200

Safety education and training fund

 

 

784,700

Second injury fund

 

 

276,200

Securities fees

 

 

2,092,700

Self-insurers security fund

 

 

151,000

Silicosis and dust disease fund

 

 

114,200

Worker's compensation administrative revolving fund

 

 

91,300

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

3,195,500

Sec. 103. WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

233.0

 

 

23+ high school diploma program

 

$

3,000,000

At-risk youth grants

 

 

5,700,000

Community and worker economic transition office--FTEs

10.0

 

5,000,000

Going pro

 

 

54,750,000

Helmets to hardhats

 

 

250,000

High school equivalency-to-school program

 

 

250,000

Michigan office of rural prosperity --FTE

1.0

 

697,400

MiSTEM advisory council--FTEs

3.0

 

665,300

Office of future mobility and electrification

 

 

2,000,000

Workforce development--FTEs

219.0

 

439,502,800


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GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

511,815,500

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

DAG, employment and training

 

 

4,000,400

DED-OESE, GEAR-UP

 

 

5,500,000

DED-OVAE, adult education

 

 

20,000,000

DED-OVAE, basic grants to states

 

 

19,000,000

DOL, federal funds

 

 

106,345,500

DOL-ETA, workforce investment act

 

 

173,488,600

Federal funds

 

 

21,759,300

Social security act, temporary assistance for needy families

 

 

63,698,800

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Local revenues

 

 

300,000

Private funds

 

 

5,291,300

Contingent fund, penalty and interest

 

 

22,134,400

Defaulted loan collection

 

 

181,100

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

70,116,100

Sec. 104. REHABILITATION SERVICES

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

671.0

 

 

Bureau of services for blind persons--FTEs

116.0

$

29,736,700

Centers for independent living

 

 

19,718,600

Michigan rehabilitation services--FTEs

555.0

 

145,412,200

Personal assistance services reimbursement for employment program

 

 

400,000

Subregional libraries state aid

 

 

451,800

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

195,719,300

Appropriated from:

 

 

 


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Federal revenues:

 

 

 

DED, vocational rehabilitation and independent living

 

 

137,598,800

Federal funds

 

 

1,461,000

Supplemental Security Income

 

 

8,588,600

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Local - blind services

 

 

100,000

Local - vocational rehabilitation match

 

 

5,300,000

Private - blind services

 

 

111,800

Private - gifts, bequests, and donations

 

 

531,500

Michigan business enterprise program fund

 

 

350,000

Rehabilitation service fees

 

 

150,300

Second injury fund

 

 

38,300

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

41,489,000

Sec. 105. EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

409.0

 

 

Bureau of employment relations--FTEs

22.0

$

4,605,900

Compensation supplement fund

 

 

820,000

First responder presumed coverage claims

 

 

4,000,000

Insurance funds administration--FTEs

23.0

 

4,817,500

Michigan occupational safety and health administration--FTEs

217.0

 

37,474,600

Office of global Michigan--FTEs

15.0

 

39,949,800

Private and occupational distance learning--FTEs

3.0

 

872,400

Radiation safety section--FTEs

26.0

 

4,106,100

Wage and hour program--FTEs

33.0

 

4,555,000


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Worker's compensation board of magistrates--FTEs

10.0

 

2,302,400

Worker's disability compensation agency--FTEs

56.0

 

8,482,500

Worker's disability compensation appeals commission--FTEs

4.0

 

355,100

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

112,341,300

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

DOL, occupational safety and health

 

 

15,784,200

HHS, mammography quality standards

 

 

513,300

HHS, refugee assistance program fund

 

 

38,419,100

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Asbestos abatement fund

 

 

959,200

Corporation fees

 

 

11,533,100

Distance education fund

 

 

376,500

First responder presumed coverage fund

 

 

4,000,000

Private occupational school license fees

 

 

495,900

Radiological health fees

 

 

3,592,800

Safety education and training fund

 

 

11,499,800

Second injury fund

 

 

2,454,900

Securities fees

 

 

11,054,400

Self-insurers security fund

 

 

1,647,600

Silicosis and dust disease fund

 

 

715,000

Worker's compensation administrative revolving fund

 

 

1,896,900

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

7,398,600

Sec. 106. UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE AGENCY

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

744.0

 

 


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Unemployment insurance agency--FTEs

736.0

$

297,186,400

Unemployment insurance agency - advocacy assistance

 

 

1,500,000

Unemployment insurance appeals commission--FTEs

8.0

 

4,430,600

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

303,117,000

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

DOL-ETA, unemployment insurance

 

 

280,357,100

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Contingent fund, penalty and interest

 

 

22,759,900

State general fund/general purpose

 

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Sec. 107. COMMISSIONS

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

19.0

 

 

Asian Pacific American affairs commission--FTE

1.0

$

223,600

Commission on Middle Eastern American affairs--FTE

1.0

 

214,000

Hispanic/Latino commission of Michigan--FTE

1.0

 

296,200

Michigan community service commission--FTEs

14.0

 

19,614,300

Michigan women's commission--FTEs

2.0

 

1,540,400

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

21,888,500

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Federal funds

 

 

18,200,200

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Private funds

 

 

1,250,000

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

2,438,300

Sec. 108. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

 

 

 

Information technology services and projects

 

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29,785,900


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GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

29,785,900

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

DED, vocational rehabilitation and independent living

 

 

3,193,100

DOL-ETA, unemployment insurance

 

 

23,003,200

DOL, occupational safety and health

 

 

372,300

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Asbestos abatement fund

 

 

35,300

Corporation fees

 

 

343,400

Distance education fund

 

 

20,700

Private occupational school license fees

 

 

82,400

Radiological health fees

 

 

155,900

Safety education and training fund

 

 

403,300

Second injury fund

 

 

180,700

Securities fees

 

 

1,064,900

Self-insurers security fund

 

 

125,600

Silicosis and dust disease fund

 

 

45,000

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

760,100

Sec. 109. STRATEGIC OUTREACH AND ATTRACTION RESERVE

 

 

 

Critical industry program

 

$

100

Michigan strategic site readiness program

 

 

100

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

200

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Strategic outreach and attraction reserve fund

 

 

200

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

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Sec. 110. MICHIGAN STRATEGIC FUND

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

164.0

 

 

Arts and cultural program

 

$

11,129,200

Business attraction and community revitalization

 

 

100,000,000

Community college skilled trades equipment program

 

 

4,600,000

Entrepreneurship ecosystem

 

 

15,650,000

Facility for rare isotope beams

 

 

7,300,000

Job creation services--FTEs

164.0

 

28,570,100

Lighthouse preservation program

 

 

307,500

Michigan defense center program

 

 

5,000,000

Pure Michigan

 

 

25,000,000

Revitalization and placemaking program

 

 

50,000,000

State trade export program

 

 

3,000,000

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

250,556,800

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Federal funds

 

 

3,000,000

NFAH-NEA, promotion of the arts, partnership agreement

 

 

1,050,000

State historic preservation, national park service grants

 

 

1,900,000

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Local promotion fund

 

 

5,000,000

Private - Michigan council for the arts fund

 

 

200,000

Private - promotion fund

 

 

5,000,000

Private - special project advances

 

 

200,000


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21st century jobs trust fund

 

 

75,000,000

Contingent fund, penalty and interest

 

 

4,600,000

Michigan lighthouse preservation fund

 

 

307,500

Michigan state housing development authority fees and charges

 

 

4,811,300

Revitalization and placemaking fund

 

 

50,000,000

State brownfield redevelopment fund

 

 

3,002,100

State historic preservation office fees and charges

 

 

503,500

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

95,982,400

Sec. 111. MICHIGAN STATE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

318.0

 

 

Community development block grants

 

$

47,000,000

Housing and rental assistance--FTEs

318.0

 

51,448,200

Michigan housing and community development program

 

 

50,000,000

MSHDA technology services and projects

 

 

3,749,700

Payments on behalf of tenants

 

 

166,860,000

Property management

 

 

3,506,500

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

322,564,400

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

HUD, lower income housing assistance

 

 

166,860,000

HUD-CPD, community development block grant

 

 

49,773,300

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Michigan housing and community development fund

 

 

50,000,000


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Michigan state housing development authority fees and charges

 

 

55,931,100

State general fund/general purpose

 

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Sec. 112. STATE LAND BANK AUTHORITY

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

9.0

 

 

State land bank authority--FTEs

9.0

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6,397,900

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

6,397,900

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Federal revenues

 

 

1,000,000

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Land bank fast track fund

 

 

3,370,500

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

2,027,400

Sec. 113. ONE-TIME APPROPRIATIONS

 

 

 

23+ high school diploma program

 

$

1,000,000

Agricultural tourism hub redevelopment

 

 

2,000,000

American Arab chamber of commerce

 

 

3,000,000

Arts and cultural program

 

 

5,000,000

Auto show public safety

 

 

225,000

Business attraction and community revitalization

 

 

20,000,000

Center for social enterprise development

 

 

2,000,000

Centers for independent living

 

 

600,000

Community and fitness centers

 

 

10,000,000

Community and neighborhood initiatives

 

 

15,000,000

Community museum grants

 

 

12,000,000

Digital workforce development

 

 

100

Early childhood family engagement

 

 

1,000,000


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Ethanol 15 rebate program

 

 

9,000,000

Focus: HOPE

 

 

1,000,000

Forest products workforce training and development program

 

 

750,000

Going pro

 

 

15,000,000

Grand Valley State University competency-based education incubator and omni

 

 

100

High-impact tutoring pilot program

 

 

500,000

Higher education reenrollment services

 

 

4,000,000

Holistic workforce development

 

 

1,000,000

Hospitality industry training program

 

 

2,000,000

Housing development projects

 

 

150,000,000

Housing legal aid

 

 

100

Housing readiness incentive grants

 

 

2,374,400

Junior achievement

 

 

1,000,000

Language access

 

 

500,000

Math and reading academies

 

 

1,000,000

Michigan skills fund

 

 

5,000,000

Michigan State University engineering and digital innovation center

 

 

100

Michigan Technological University critical skills pilot program

 

 

2,500,000

Michigan's high-tech talent initiative

 

 

2,000,000

Neighborhood talent investment pilot

 

 

5,000,000

Nutritional support program grant

 

 

2,000,000

Office of rural prosperity grants

 

 

2,500,000

Post-incarceration employment

 

 

1,250,000

School psychologists programming

 

 

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Skilled trades apprenticeship programs

 

 

100

Small business development

 

 

3,000,000

Special events and national convention attraction

 

 

5,000,000

Statewide hydrogen refueling network

 

 

100

Substitute teacher pool pilot program

 

 

5,000,000

Symphony orchestra grants

 

 

6,000,000

Walkabouts multisensory movement-based learning

 

 

500,000

Young adult wellbeing and success

 

 

1,000,000

Youth career development program

 

 

450,000

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

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Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

302,150,000

 

part 2

provisions concerning appropriations

for fiscal year 2024-2025

general sections

Sec. 201. In accordance with section 30 of article IX of the state constitution of 1963, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2025, total state spending under part 1 from state sources is $877,832,100.00 and state spending under part 1 from state sources to be paid to local units of government is $87,924,900. The following itemized statement identifies appropriations from which spending to local units of government will occur:

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

 

 

 

At-risk youth grants

 

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Going pro

 

 

69,750,000

Workforce development programs

 

 

10,999,900

Michigan rehabilitation services

 

 

275,000

Arts and cultural program

 

 

1,200,000

TOTAL

 

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87,924,900

Sec. 202. The appropriations under this part and part 1 are subject to the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1101 to 18.1594.

Sec. 203. As used in this part and part 1:

(a) "Department" means the department of labor and economic opportunity.

(b) "Director" means the director of the department.

(c) "FTE" means full-time equated.

(d) "Fund", unless the context clearly implies a different meaning, means the Michigan strategic fund.

(e) "MEDC" means the Michigan economic development corporation, which is the public body corporate created under section 28 of article VII of the state constitution of 1963 and the urban cooperation act of 1967, 1967 (Ex Sess) PA 7, MCL 124.501 to 124.512, by contractual interlocal agreement effective April 5, 1999, between local participating economic development corporations formed under the economic development corporations act, 1974 PA 338, MCL 125.1601 to 125.1636, and the fund.

(f) "MEGA" means the Michigan economic growth authority.

(g) "MSHDA" means the Michigan state housing development authority.

(h) "MiSTEM" means Michigan science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

(i) "PATH" means Partnership. Accountability. Training. Hope.


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(j) "Standard report recipients" means the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on labor and economic opportunity, the senate and house fiscal agencies, the senate and house policy offices, and the state budget office.

(k) "STEM" means science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

(l) "USDOL" means the United States Department of Labor.

Sec. 204. The department shall use the internet to fulfill the reporting requirements of this part. This requirement includes transmitting reports to the standard report recipients and any other required recipients by email and posting the reports on an internet site.

Sec. 205. To the extent permissible under section 261 of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1261, all of the following apply to the expenditure of funds appropriated in part 1:

(a) The funds must not be used for the purchase of foreign goods or services, or both, if competitively priced and of comparable quality American goods or services, or both, are available.

(b) Preference must be given to goods or services, or both, manufactured or provided by Michigan businesses, if they are competitively priced and of comparable quality.

(c) Preference must be given to goods or services, or both, that are manufactured or provided by Michigan businesses owned and operated by veterans, if they are competitively priced and of comparable quality.

Sec. 206. The department shall not take disciplinary action against an employee of the department for communicating with a member of the legislature or legislative staff, unless the


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communication is prohibited by law and the department is exercising its authority as provided by law.

Sec. 207. Consistent with section 217 of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1217, the department shall prepare a report on outofstate travel expenses not later than January 1. The report must list all travel outside this state by classified and unclassified employees in the previous fiscal year that was funded in whole or in part with funds appropriated in the department's budget. The department shall submit the report to the standard report recipients and to the senate and house appropriations committees. The report must include all of the following information:

(a) The dates of each travel occurrence.

(b) The total transportation and related expenses of each travel occurrence and the proportions funded with state general fund/general purpose revenues, state restricted revenues, federal revenues, and other revenues.

Sec. 208. The department shall not use funds appropriated in part 1 to hire a person to provide legal services that are the responsibility of the attorney general. This section does not apply to legal services for bonding activities or to outside legal services that the attorney general authorizes.

Sec. 209. Not later than December 15, the state budget office shall prepare and submit a report that provides estimates of the total general fund/general purpose appropriation lapses at the close of the previous fiscal year. The report must summarize the projected year-end general fund/general purpose appropriation lapses by major departmental program or program areas. The state budget office shall submit the report to the standard report


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recipients and the chairpersons of the senate and house appropriations committees.

Sec. 210. (1) In addition to the funds appropriated in part 1, there is appropriated an amount not to exceed $15,000,000.00 for federal contingency authorization. Amounts appropriated under this subsection are not available for expenditure until they have been transferred to another line item in part 1 under section 393(2) of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1393.

(2) In addition to the funds appropriated in part 1, there is appropriated an amount not to exceed $510,000,000.00 for state restricted contingency authorization. Amounts appropriated under this subsection are not available for expenditure until they have been transferred to another line item in part 1 under section 393(2) of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1393.

(3) In addition to the funds appropriated in part 1, there is appropriated an amount not to exceed $11,000,000.00 for private contingency authorization. Amounts appropriated under this subsection are not available for expenditure until they have been transferred to another line item in part 1 under section 393(2) of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1393.

(4) In addition to the funds appropriated in part 1, there is appropriated an amount not to exceed $2,000,000.00 for local contingency authorization. Amounts appropriated under this subsection are not available for expenditure until they have been transferred to another line item in part 1 under section 393(2) of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1393.

Sec. 211. The department shall cooperate with the department of technology, management, and budget to maintain a searchable website accessible by the public at no cost that includes, but is


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not limited to, all of the following for the department:

(a) Fiscal year-to-date expenditures by category.

(b) Fiscal year-to-date expenditures by appropriation unit.

(c) Fiscal year-to-date payments to a selected vendor, including the vendor name, payment date, payment amount, and payment description.

(d) The number of active department employees by job classification.

(e) Job specifications and wage rates.

Sec. 212. Not later than 14 days after the release of the executive budget recommendation, the department shall cooperate with the state budget office to provide an annual report on estimated state restricted fund balances, state restricted fund projected revenues, and state restricted fund expenditures for the previous 2 fiscal years. The report must be submitted to the standard report recipients and to the chairpersons of the senate and house appropriations committees.

Sec. 213. (1) Funds appropriated in part 1 must not be used to restrict or impede a marginalized community's access to government resources, programs, or facilities.

(2) From the funds appropriated in part 1, local governments shall report any action or policy that attempts to restrict or interfere with the duties of a local health officer.

Sec. 214. To the extent permissible under the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1101 to 18.1594, the director shall take all reasonable steps to ensure geographically disadvantaged business enterprises compete for and perform contracts to provide services or supplies, or both. The director shall strongly encourage firms with which the department contracts to subcontract


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with certified geographically disadvantaged business enterprises for services, supplies, or both. As used in this section, "geographically disadvantaged business enterprises" means that term as defined in Executive Directive No. 2019-08.

Sec. 215. On a quarterly basis, the department shall report on the number of full-time equated positions in pay status by civil service classification, including a comparison by line item of the number of full-time equated positions authorized from funds appropriated in part 1 to the actual number of full-time equated positions employed by the department at the end of the reporting period. The report must be submitted to the standard report recipients and the senate and house appropriations committees.

Sec. 216. It is the intent of the legislature that the department maximize the efficiency of the state workforce and, if possible, prioritize in-person work and post its in-person, remote, or hybrid work policy on its website.

Sec. 217. The department shall receive and retain copies of all reports funded from appropriations in part 1. The department shall follow federal and state guidelines for short-term and long-term retention of records. The department may electronically retain copies of reports unless otherwise required by federal and state guidelines.

Sec. 218. Not later than April 1, the department shall report on each specific policy change made to implement a public act affecting the department that took effect during the previous calendar year. The department shall submit the report to the standard report recipients, to the senate and house appropriations committees, and to the joint committee on administrative rules.

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expend appropriations under part 1 until all existing authorized work project funds available for the same purposes are exhausted.

 

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

Sec. 301. General fund appropriations in part 1 must not be expended for items in cases where federal funding or private grant funding is available for the same expenditures.

Sec. 302. Federal pass-through funds to local institutions and governments that are received in amounts in addition to those included in part 1 and that do not require additional state matching funds are appropriated for the purposes intended. The department may carry forward into the succeeding fiscal year unexpended federal pass-through funds to local institutions and governments that do not require additional state matching funds. The department shall report the amount and source of the funds to the standard report recipients not later than 10 business days after receiving any additional pass-through funds.

Sec. 303. As a condition of receiving funds appropriated in part 1, the department must utilize SIGMA as an appropriation and expenditure reporting system to track all financial transactions with individual vendors, contractual partners, grantees, recipients of business incentives, and recipients of other economic assistance. Encumbrances and expenditures must be reported in a timely manner.

Sec. 304. (1) Grants supported with private revenues received by the department are appropriated upon receipt and are available for expenditure by the department for purposes specified within the grant agreement and as permitted under state and federal law.

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grant appropriated in subsection (1), the department shall notify the senate and house chairpersons of the subcommittees, the senate and house fiscal agencies, and the state budget director of the receipt of the grant, including the fund source, purpose, and amount of the grant.

(3) The amount appropriated under subsection (1) must not exceed $1,500,000.00.

Sec. 305. (1) The department may charge registration fees to attendees of informational, training, or special events sponsored by the department, and related to activities that are under the department's purview.

(2) The fees under subsection (1) must reflect the costs for the department to sponsor the informational, training, or special events.

(3) Revenue generated by the registration fees under subsection (1) is appropriated upon receipt and available for expenditure to cover the department's costs of sponsoring informational, training, or special events.

(4) Revenue generated by registration fees under this section in excess of the department's costs of sponsoring informational, training, or special events must carry forward to the subsequent fiscal year and not lapse to the general fund.

(5) The amount appropriated under subsection (3) must not exceed $500,000.00.

Sec. 306. (1) The department may sell documents at a price not to exceed the cost of production and distribution. Money received from the sale of these documents must revert to the department. In addition to the funds appropriated in part 1, these funds are available for expenditure when they are received by the department


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of treasury. This subsection applies only to R 418.10101 to R 418.101504 of the Michigan Administrative Code.

(2) Unexpended funds at the end of the fiscal year must carry forward to the subsequent fiscal year and not lapse to the general fund.

Sec. 307. If the revenue collected by the department for radiological health administration and projects from fees and collections exceeds the amount appropriated in part 1, the revenue must be carried forward into the subsequent fiscal year. The revenue carried forward under this section must be used as the first source of funds in the subsequent fiscal year.

Sec. 308. If the office of the auditor general has identified an initiative or made a recommendation that is related to savings and efficiencies in an audit report for the department, the department shall report within 6 months of the release of the audit on their efforts and progress made toward achieving the savings and efficiencies identified in the audit report. The report must be submitted to the chairs of the senate and house standing committees on appropriations, the chairs of the senate and house standing committees with jurisdiction over matters relating to the department that is audited, and the standard report recipients.

 

STRATEGIC OUTREACH AND ATTRACTION RESERVE

Sec. 351. The legislature finds and declares that appropriations for the critical industry program and the Michigan strategic site readiness program are for a public purpose and serve the health, safety, and general welfare of the residents of this state.

Sec. 352. (1) It is the intent of the legislature that the


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funds appropriated in part 1 for the critical industry program and the Michigan strategic site readiness program are expended in a manner that will maximize job creation, grow wages, support existing business in this state, attract new business development to this state, and include community support and equity.

(2) It is the intent of the legislature that the fund prioritize the adoption of conditions related to the expense of funds in part 1 that include, but are not limited to, the following:

(a) Claw-back provisions in a written agreement between the fund and a qualified business relating to the creation or retention of jobs must be structured to ensure that those jobs are retained for not less than 5 years.

(b) Projects must be located in a qualified census tract, as defined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, or in communities with an unemployment rate in excess of the state average.

(c) A written agreement between the fund and a qualified business or eligible applicant that must include a first-source hiring provision between the qualified business or eligible applicant and an entity or entities recommended by the workforce development agency serving the area where the project is located.

(d) A written agreement between the fund and a qualified business or eligible applicant that must include a community benefits agreement as determined by the fund.

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(i) Child care services.

(ii) Transportation supports.

(iii) Postsecondary educational institutions.

(iv) Customized assistance programs for employees.

(v) Customized job training programs, job readiness programs, or extension programs.

(vi) Credential requirements pipeline programs.

(vii) Workforce talent investment programming.

(viii) Tuition debt forgiveness or repayment supports.

(ix) Outreach, screening, preapplication support, and interviewing services.

(x) On-site training and support centers.

(3) As used in this section:

(a) "Eligible applicant" means that term as defined under section 88t of the Michigan strategic fund act, 1984 PA 270, MCL 125.2088t.

(b) "Qualified business" means that term as defined under section 88s of the Michigan strategic fund act, 1984 PA 270, MCL 125.2088s.

 

MICHIGAN STATE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Sec. 401. (1) Not later than March 15, the MSHDA shall present an annual report to the standard report recipients on the status of the authority's housing production goals under all financing programs established or administered by the authority. The report must give special attention to efforts to raise affordable multifamily, single, and manufactured family housing production goals.

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program for housing units without a permanent foundation unless this restriction is required by the funding source.

Sec. 402. The funds appropriated in part 1 for the Michigan housing and community development program must be expended for projects as described in sections 58b and 58c of the state housing development authority act of 1966, 1966 PA 346, MCL 125.1458b and 125.1458c.

 

state LAND BANK AUTHORITY

Sec. 451. (1) In addition to the amounts appropriated in part 1, the state land bank authority may expend revenues received under the land bank fast track act, 2003 PA 258, MCL 124.751 to 124.774, for the purposes authorized by the act, including, but not limited to, the acquisition, lease, management, demolition, maintenance, or rehabilitation of real or personal property, payment of debt service for notes or bonds issued by the authority, and other expenses to clear or quiet title property held by the authority.

(2) Not later than March 15, the state land bank authority shall prepare a report on the number of real properties acquired, leased, managed, demolished, maintained, or rehabilitated in the immediately preceding fiscal year. The report must be submitted to the standard report recipients.

 

MICHIGAN STRATEGIC FUND

Sec. 501. The report required under section 9 of the Michigan strategic fund act, 1984 PA 270, MCL 125.2009, must be transmitted not later than March 15.

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of "Pure Michigan" and all other copyrighted slogans and images. This revenue may come from the direct licensing of the name and image or from the royalty payments from various merchandise sales. Revenue collected is appropriated for the marketing of this state as a travel destination. The funds are available for expenditure when they are received by the department of treasury. If the fund receives revenues from the use of "Pure Michigan", the fund shall provide a report that lists the revenues by source received from the use of "Pure Michigan" and all other copyrighted slogans and images. The report must provide a detailed list of expenditures of revenues received under this section. The report must be provided to the standard report recipients not later than March 15.

Sec. 503. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for Pure Michigan, general fund dollars must be appropriated for the following purposes:

(a) Conduction of market research regionally, nationally, and internationally for use in market campaigns.

(b) Production of advertisements for the promotion of Michigan as a place to live, learn, build, work, play, and succeed, which may include a focus on talent attraction, labor retention, and relocating to Michigan to find education and job opportunities for students, graduates, and families.

(c) Placement of advertisements that have a diverse representation in regional, national, and international market campaigns to promote Michigan as a state that welcomes all individuals and families.

(d) Administration of the program.

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(f) Matching marketing campaigns funded from the local promotion fund or private promotion fund.

(2) The fund may contract any of the activities under subsection (1).

(3) The fund may work in cooperation with local units of government, nonprofit entities, and private entities on Pure Michigan promotion campaigns. The fund shall include agreements prior to undertaking cooperative marketing campaigns.

(4) The department shall provide an annual report to the standard report recipients not later than March 15, on the utilization of funds for eligible activities in subsection (1), including a breakdown by eligible use, efforts taken to broaden the scope of marketing activities to diverse populations, and targeted marketing to encourage residents from other states to move to this state.

(5) As prescribed by the legislature, funds appropriated to Pure Michigan must be used for this state to market itself as a travel and tourist destination with the sole purpose of attracting new visitors and retaining former visitors. All of the following apply to marketing under this subsection:

(a) Promotion may be made by print, television, and radio advertisements.

(b) The purpose of the advertisements under subdivision (a) must be to attract tourism and leisure travelers to this state.

(c) Advertisements that incorporate the Pure Michigan Byways campaign satisfy the requirement under subdivision (b).

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use the funds to sponsor or support non-tourism incentives and campaigns that do either of the following:

(a) Seek to attract talent to this state.

(b) Incentivize out-of-state registered nonprofit or for-profit businesses to establish, transfer, or dissolve business operations domestically or internationally in order to transfer that business to this state.

Sec. 504. (1) A local promotion fund is created in the department. The fund may receive funds from local units of government and nonprofit entities and deposit these funds into the local promotion fund. Funds received are available for expenditure for use in Pure Michigan promotion campaigns. The fund may maintain individual accounts for local units of government and nonprofit entities that deposit funds into the local promotion fund upon request from a local unit of government. As used in this subsection, "local unit of government" includes cities, villages, townships, counties, and regional councils of government.

(2) Local promotion funds appropriated in part 1 may be used for media production and placements, national and international marketing campaigns, and for other activities that promote Michigan as a place to live, work, and play.

(3) Any unexpended or unencumbered balance must be disposed of in accordance with the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1101 to 18.1594, unless carryforward authorization has been otherwise provided for.

Sec. 505. (1) A private promotion fund is created in the department. The fund may receive funds from private entities and deposit these funds into the private promotion fund. Funds received are available for expenditure for use in Pure Michigan promotion


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campaigns. The fund may maintain individual accounts for private entities that deposit funds into the private promotion fund upon request from a private entity.

(2) Private promotion funds appropriated in part 1 may be used for media production and placements, national and international marketing campaigns, and for other activities that promote Michigan as a place to live, work, and play.

(3) Any unexpended or unencumbered balance shall be disposed of in accordance with the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1101 to 18.1594, unless carryforward authorization has been otherwise provided for.

Sec. 506. (1) As a condition of receiving funds appropriated in part 1, the fund must provide a report of all approved amendments to projects for the immediately preceding year under sections 88r and 90b of the Michigan strategic fund act, 1984 PA 270, MCL 125.2088r and 125.2090b. The report must provide a description of each amendment, by award, that includes, but is not limited to, the following:

(a) The amended award amount relative to the prior award amount.

(b) The amended number of committed jobs relative to the prior number of committed jobs.

(c) The amended amount of qualified investment committed relative to the prior amount of qualified investment committed.

(d) A description of any change in scope of the project.

(e) A description of any change in project benchmarks, deadlines, or completion dates.

(f) The reason or justification for the amendment approval.

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distributed to the standard report recipients not later than March 15.

Sec. 507. (1) As a condition of receiving funds appropriated in part 1, the fund must request the following information from the MEDC:

(a) Approved budget from the MEDC executive committee for the current fiscal year and actual budget expenditures for the preceding fiscal years.

(b) Expenditures and revenues as part of the current and preceding year budgets, including the available fund balance for the current and preceding fiscal years.

(c) The total number of FTEs, by state and corporate status.

(d) A reporting of activities, programs, and grants consistent with the preceding fiscal year budget.

(2) Information received by the fund under this section must be posted online and distributed to the standard report recipients not later than March 15.

Sec. 508. As a condition of receiving funds under part 1, any interlocal agreement entered into by the fund must include language that states that if a local unit of government has a contract or memorandum of understanding with a private economic development agency, the MEDC will work cooperatively with that private organization in that local area.

Sec. 509. (1) Of the funds appropriated to the fund or through grants to the MEDC, funds must not be expended for the purchase of options on land or the purchase of land unless at least 1 of the following conditions applies:

(a) The land is located in an economically distressed area.

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option at the invitation of the local unit of government and local economic development agency.

(2) Consideration may be given to purchases where the proposed use of the land is consistent with a regional land use plan, will result in the redevelopment of an economically distressed area, can be supported by existing infrastructure, and will not cause shifts in population away from the area's population centers.

(3) As used in this section, "economically distressed area" means an area in a city, village, or township that has been designated as blighted; a city, village, or township that shows negative population change from 1970 and a poverty rate and unemployment rate greater than the statewide average; or an area certified as a neighborhood enterprise zone under the neighborhood enterprise zone act, 1992 PA 147, MCL 207.771 to 207.786.

(4) If land or options on land are purchased under subsection (1), the fund shall provide a report that provides a list of all properties purchased, all options on land purchased, the location of the land purchased, and the purchase price if the fund purchases options on land or land. The report must be submitted to the standard report recipients not later than March 15.

Sec. 510. As a condition for receiving funds in part 1, not later than March 15, the fund shall provide a report for the immediately preceding fiscal year on the jobs for Michigan investment fund, created in section 88h of the Michigan strategic fund act, 1984 PA 270, MCL 125.2088h. The report must include, but is not limited to, all of the following:

(a) A detailed listing of revenues, by fund source, to the jobs for Michigan investment fund. The listing must include the manner and reason for which the funds were appropriated to the jobs


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(b) A detailed listing of expenditures, by project, from the jobs for Michigan investment fund.

(c) A fiscal year-end balance of the jobs for Michigan investment fund.

Sec. 511. (1) From the appropriations in part 1 to the fund and granted or transferred to the MEDC, any unexpended or unencumbered balance must be disposed of in accordance with the requirements in the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1101 to 18.1594, unless carryforward authorization has been otherwise provided for.

(2) Any encumbered funds, including encumbered funds subsequently unobligated, must be used for the same purposes for which funding was originally appropriated in this part and part 1.

(3) For funds appropriated in part 1 to the fund, any carryforward authorization subsequently created through a work project must be preserved until a cash or accrued expenditure has been executed or the allowable work project time period has expired.

Sec. 512. (1) As a condition of receiving funds under part 1, the fund must ensure that the MEDC and the fund comply with all of the following:

(a) The freedom of information act, 1976 PA 442, MCL 15.231 to 15.246.

(b) The open meetings act, 1976 PA 267, MCL 15.261 to 15.275.

(c) Annual audits of all financial records by the auditor general or the auditor general's designee.

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(2) If the MEDC is unable for any reason to perform duties under this part, the fund may exercise those duties.

Sec. 513. As a condition for receiving the appropriations in part 1, any staff of the MEDC involved in private fund-raising activities must not be party to any decisions regarding the awarding of grants, incentives, or tax abatements from the fund, the MEDC, or the MEGA.

Sec. 514. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for business attraction and community revitalization, not less than 20% must be granted by the fund board for brownfield redevelopment and historic preservation projects under the community revitalization program authorized by chapter 8C of the Michigan strategic fund act, 1984 PA 270, MCL 125.2090 to 125.2090d.

Sec. 515. (1) The fund shall report to the standard report recipients on the status of the film incentives at the same time as it submits the annual report required under section 455 of the Michigan business tax act, 2007 PA 36, MCL 208.1455. The department of treasury shall provide the fund with the data necessary to prepare the report. Incentives included in the report shall include all of the following:

(a) The tax credit provided under section 455 of the Michigan business tax act, 2007 PA 36, MCL 208.1455.

(b) The tax credit provided under section 457 of the Michigan business tax act, 2007 PA 36, MCL 208.1457.

(c) The tax credit provided under section 459 of the Michigan business tax act, 2007 PA 36, MCL 208.1459.

(d) The amount of any tax credit claimed under former section 367 of the income tax act of 1967, 1967 PA 281.

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production under the Michigan economic growth authority act, 1995 PA 24, MCL 207.801 to 207.810.

(f) Loans to an eligible production company or film and digital media private equity fund authorized under section 88d(3), (4), and (5) of the Michigan strategic fund act, 1984 PA 270, MCL 125.2088d.

(2) The report must include all of the following information:

(a) For each tax credit, the number of contracts signed, the projected expenditures qualifying for the credit, and the estimated value of the credits. For loans, the number of loans made under each section, the interest rate of those loans, the loan amount, the percent of the projected budget of each production financed by those loans, and the estimated interest earnings from the loan.

(b) For credits authorized under section 455 of the Michigan business tax act, 2007 PA 36, MCL 208.1455, for productions completed by December 31, the expenditures of each production eligible for the credit that has filed a request for certificate of completion with the film office, broken down into expenditures for goods, services, or salaries and wages and showing separately expenditures in each local unit of government, including expenditures for personnel, whether or not they were made to a Michigan entity, and whether or not they were taxable under the laws of this state.

(c) For loans, the report must include the number of loans that have been fully repaid, with principal and interest shown separately, and the number of loans that are delinquent or in default, and the amount of principal that is delinquent or is in default.

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listed in subsection (1), a breakdown for each project or production showing each of the following:

(i) The number of temporary jobs created.

(ii) The number of permanent jobs created.

(iii) The number of persons employed in Michigan as a result of the incentive, on a full-time equated basis.

(3) For any information not included in the report due to the provisions of section 455(6), 457(6), or 459(6) of the Michigan business tax act, 2007 PA 36, MCL 208.1455, 208.1457, and 208.1459, the report shall do all of the following:

(a) Indicate how the information would describe the commercial and financial operations or intellectual property of the company.

(b) Attest that the information has not been publicly disseminated at any time.

(c) Describe how disclosure of the information may put the company at a competitive disadvantage.

(4) Any information not disclosed due to the provisions of section 455(6), 457(6), or 459(6) of the Michigan business tax act, 2007 PA 36, MCL 208.1455, 208.1457, and 208.1459, must be presented at the lowest level of aggregation that would no longer describe the commercial and financial operations or intellectual property of the company.

Sec. 516. As a condition of receiving funds in part 1, not later than March 15, the fund shall provide a report on the activities of the Michigan film and digital media office for the immediately preceding fiscal year to the standard report recipients. The report must include, but not be limited to, a listing of all projects the Michigan film and digital media office provided assistance on, a listing of the services provided for each


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project, and an estimate of investment leveraged.

Sec. 517. As a condition of receiving an award from the fund, each business incubator or accelerator that received an award from the fund must maintain and update a dashboard of indicators to measure the effectiveness of the business incubator and accelerator programs. Indicators must include the direct jobs created, new companies launched as a direct result of business incubator or accelerator involvement, businesses expanded as a direct result of business incubator or accelerator involvement, direct investment in client companies, private equity financing obtained by client companies, grant funding obtained by client companies, and other measures developed by the recipient business incubators and accelerators in conjunction with the MEDC. Dashboard indicators must be reported for the previous fiscal year and cumulatively, if available. Each recipient shall submit a copy of their dashboard indicators to the fund by March 1. The fund shall transmit the local reports not later than March 15.

Sec. 518. (1) From the appropriations in part 1, the Michigan arts and culture council shall administer an arts and cultural grant program that maintains an equitable geographic distribution of funding and utilizes past arts and cultural grant programs as a guideline for administering this program. The council shall do all of the following:

(a) Not later than October 1, publish proposed application criteria, instructions, and forms for use by eligible applicants. The council shall provide at least a 2-week period for public comment before finalizing the application criteria, instructions, and forms.

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for each application. Application fees must be deposited in the council for the arts fund and are appropriated for expenses necessary to administer the programs. These funds are available for expenditure when they are received and may be carried forward to the following fiscal year.

(c) Issue grants to public and private arts and cultural entities.

(d) Not later than 1 business day after the award announcements, provide to each member of the legislature and the fiscal agencies a list of all grant recipients and the total award given to each recipient, sorted by county.

(e) In addition to the information in subdivision (d), report on the number of applications received, number of grants awarded, total amount requested from applications received, and total amount of grants awarded.

(2) Funds appropriated in part 1 for arts and cultural grant program may be expended only to support grant awards to selected recipients and may not be expended for the administration of the grant program.

Sec. 519. (1) The general fund/general purpose funds appropriated in part 1 to the fund for business attraction and community revitalization must be transferred to the 21st century jobs trust fund per section 90b(3) of the Michigan strategic fund act, 1984 PA 270, MCL 125.2090b.

(2) Funds transferred to the 21st century jobs trust fund under subsection (1) are appropriated and available for allocation as authorized in the Michigan strategic fund act, 1984 PA 270, MCL 125.2001 to 125.2094.

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attraction and community revitalization, the fund shall report quarterly on the amount of funds considered appropriated, pre-encumbered, encumbered, and expended. The report must also include a listing of all previous appropriations for business attraction and community revitalization, or a predecessor, that were considered appropriated, pre-encumbered, encumbered, or expended that have lapsed back to the fund for any purpose. The report must be submitted to the standard report recipients.

Sec. 521. (1) The fund, in conjunction with the department of treasury, shall report not later than November 1 on the annual cost of the MEGA tax credits. The report must include for each year the board-approved credit amount, adjusted for credit amendments where applicable, and the actual and projected value of tax credits for each year from 1995 to the expiration of the credit program. For years for which credit claims are complete, the report must include the total of actual certificated credit amounts. For years that claims are still pending or not yet submitted, the report must include a combination of actual credits where available and projected credits. Credit projections must be based on updated estimates of employees, wages, and benefits for eligible companies.

(2) In addition to the report under subsection (1), the fund, in conjunction with the department of treasury, shall report to the standard report recipients not later than November 1 on the annual cost of all other certificated credits by program, for each year until the credits expire or can no longer be collected. The report must include estimates on the brownfield redevelopment credit, film credits, MEGA photovoltaic technology credit, MEGA polycrystalline silicon manufacturing credit, MEGA vehicle battery credit, and other certificated credits.


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Sec. 522. As a condition of receiving appropriations in part 1, prior to authorizing the transfer of any previously authorized tax credit that would increase the liability to this state, the fund, on behalf of the fund's board, must notify the standard report recipients of the transfer of any previously authorized tax credit that would increase the liability to this state not fewer than 30 days prior to the authorization of the tax credit transfer.

Sec. 523. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for business attraction and community revitalization, the fund shall identify specific outcomes and performance measures, including, but not limited to, the following:

(a) Total verified jobs created by the business attraction program during the previous fiscal year.

(b) Total private investment obtained through the business attraction and community revitalization programs during the previous fiscal year.

(c) Amount of private and public square footage created and reactivated through the community revitalization program during the previous fiscal year.

(2) The fund shall submit a report to the standard report recipients not later than March 15. The report must describe the specific outcomes and measures required in subsection (1) and provide the results and data related to these outcomes and measures for the previous fiscal year if related information is available for the previous fiscal year.

Sec. 524. In addition to the funds appropriated in part 1, the funds collected by state historic preservation programs for document reproduction and services and application fees are appropriated for all expenses necessary to provide the required


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services. These funds are available for expenditure when they are received and may be carried forward into the succeeding fiscal year.

Sec. 525. Tax capture revenues collected in accordance with written agreements under the good jobs for Michigan program and transferred from the general fund for deposit into the good jobs for Michigan fund, and for both calculated payments from the good jobs for Michigan fund to authorized businesses and distributions to the fund for administrative expenses, are appropriated under the provisions of chapter 8D of the Michigan strategic fund act, 1984 PA 270, MCL 125.2090g to 125.2090j.

Sec. 526. The department shall provide biannual reports to the standard report recipients on March 15 and September 30 that include, but are not limited to, fiscal year-to-date expenditures by division and program unit within the job creation services line item. The biannual reports must contain detailed information on expenditures and programs within the state historic preservation office, including a list of any entities that receive financial support from the state historic preservation office.

Sec. 527. The funds appropriated in part 1 for Michigan defense center program must be used by the fund to protect and grow the defense and homeland security industry in Michigan by protecting the state's current department of defense missions, infrastructure, and industry, including securing new missions and increasing defense and homeland security spending in this state. These funds may be used for, but are not limited to, the following activities:

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(b) Providing technical assistance for bid responses to federal defense contracts.

(c) Strengthening cybersecurity compliance at Michigan businesses to qualify for federal defense contracts.

Sec. 528. The funds appropriated in part 1 for revitalization and placemaking program must be expended for projects as described in section 696 of the income tax act of 1967, 1967 PA 281, MCL 206.696.

 

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Sec. 601. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for wage and hour program, the department shall increase investigations of child labor violations and wage theft from workers.

Sec. 602. Not later than March 15, the office of global Michigan shall submit a report to the standard report recipients that provides metrics on the number of individuals that were assisted by the office's programming that identify as at least 1 of the following demographic categories:

(a) Refugee.

(b) African-American or black.

(c) LGBTQ+.

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Sec. 701. The department shall administer the PATH training program in accordance with the requirements of section 407(d) of title IV of the social security act, 42 USC 607, the state social welfare act, 1939 PA 280, MCL 400.1 to 400.119b, and all other applicable laws and regulations.

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development, the department may allocate funding for grants to nonprofit organizations that offer programs under the workforce innovation and opportunity act, 29 USC 3101 to 3361, for eligible youth that focus on apprenticeship readiness, pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship activities, entrepreneurship, work-readiness skills, job shadowing, or financial literacy. Organizations eligible for funding under this section must have the capacity to provide similar programs in urban areas, as determined by the United States Census Bureau according to the most recent federal decennial census. Additionally, programs eligible for funding under this section must include the participation of local business partners. The department shall develop other appropriate eligibility requirements to ensure compliance with applicable federal rules and regulations.

Sec. 703. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall make available, in person or by telephone, 1 disabled veterans outreach program specialist or local veterans employment representative to Michigan works service centers, as resources permit, during hours of operation, and shall continue to make the appropriate placement of veterans and disabled veterans a priority.

Sec. 704. (1) In addition to the funds appropriated in part 1, any unencumbered and unrestricted funds allocated under the federal workforce innovation and opportunity act, 29 USC 3101 to 3361, or trade adjustment assistance funds available from prior fiscal years are appropriated for the purposes originally intended.

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appropriated under this section.

Sec. 705. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall provide a report on going pro expenditures, by program or grant type, for the previous fiscal year. In addition, the report must include projected expenditures, by program or grant type, for the current fiscal year. The report must be posted online and distributed to the standard report recipients not later than March 15.

Sec. 706. (1) The department shall publish data and reports on March 15 and September 30 on the department website concerning the status of going pro funded in part 1. The report must include the following:

(a) The number of awardees participating in the program and the names of those awardees organized by major industry group.

(b) The amount of funding received by each awardee under the program.

(c) The amount of funding leveraged from each awardee.

(d) The training models established by each awardee.

(e) The number of individuals enrolled in classroom training, on-the-job training, or new USDOL registered apprentices.

(f) The number of qualified employees who completed the approved training.

(g) The number of applications received and the number of grants awarded for each region.

(h) The number of individuals hired and trained.

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reemployment services to better connect workers to in-demand jobs and identify specific outcomes with performance metrics for this initiative, including, but not limited to, new apprenticeships, individuals to be hired and trained, current employees trained, training completed, employment retention rate at 6 months, and hourly wage at 6 months.

Sec. 707. To the extent consistent with sections 7 and 9 of the going pro talent fund act, 2018 PA 260, MCL 408.157 and 408.159, the department shall administer the program as follows:

(a) The department shall work cooperatively with grantees to maximize the amount of funds from part 1 that are available for direct training.

(b) The department, workforce development partners, including regional Michigan works agencies, and employers shall collaborate and work cooperatively to prioritize and streamline the expenditure of the funds appropriated in part 1. The department shall ensure that going pro provides a collaborative statewide network of workforce and employee skill development partners that addresses the employee talent needs throughout this state.

(c) The department shall ensure that grants are utilized for individual skill enhancement and to address in-demand talent needs in Michigan.

(d) The department shall do all of the following:

(i) Develop program goals and detailed guidance for prospective participants to follow to qualify under the program.

(ii) Post the program goals and detailed guidance on the department website and distribute the program goals and detailed guidance to workforce development partners, including local Michigan works agencies, not later than October 1.


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(iii) Conduct periodic assessments of employer and employee needs that are evaluated on a regional basis.

(iv) Identify solutions and goals to be implemented to satisfy employer and employee needs.

(e) Revenue received by the department for going pro may be expended for the purpose of the programs under this section.

Sec. 708. The funds appropriated in part 1 for MiSTEM advisory council must be used to support the staff for the MiSTEM network, and for administrative, training, and travel costs related to the MiSTEM council. The staff for the MiSTEM network shall do all of the following:

(a) Serve as a liaison among and between the department, the department of lifelong education, advancement, and potential, the department of education, the MiSTEM council, the governor's workforce development board, the MiSTEM regions, and any other relevant organization or entity in a manner that creates a robust statewide STEM culture, empowers STEM teachers, integrates business and education into the STEM network, and ensures high-quality STEM experiences for pupils.

(b) Coordinate the implementation of a marketing campaign, including, but not limited to, a website that includes dashboards of outcomes, to build STEM awareness and communicate STEM needs and opportunities to pupils, parents, educators, and the business community.

(c) Work with the Michigan department of education and the MiSTEM council to coordinate, award, and monitor MiSTEM state and federal grants to the MiSTEM network regions and conduct reviews of grant recipients, including, but not limited to, pupil experience and feedback.


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(d) Report to the governor, the legislature, and the MiSTEM council annually on the activities and performance of the MiSTEM network regions.

(e) Coordinate recurring discussions and work with regional staff to ensure that a network or loop of feedback and best practices are shared, including funding, programming, professional learning opportunities, discussion of MiSTEM strategic vision, and regional objectives.

(f) Coordinate major grant application efforts with the MiSTEM council to assist regional staff with grant applications on a local level. The MiSTEM council shall leverage private and nonprofit relationships to coordinate and align private funds in addition to funds appropriated under this section.

(g) Train state and regional staff in the STEMworks rating system, in collaboration with the MiSTEM council and the Michigan department of education.

(h) Hire MiSTEM network region staff in collaboration with the network region fiscal agent.

Sec. 709. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for workforce development, the department shall provide a report on the status of workforce development not later than March 15 to the standard report recipients. The report must include the following:

(a) The amount of funding allocated to each Michigan works agency and the total funding allocated to the workforce training programs statewide by fund source.

(b) The number of participants enrolled in education or training programs by each Michigan works agency.

(c) The average duration of training for training program participants by each Michigan works agency.


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(d) The number of participants enrolled in remedial education programs and the number of participants enrolled in literacy programs.

(e) The number of participants enrolled in programs at 2-year institutions.

(f) The number of participants enrolled in programs at 4-year institutions.

(g) The number of participants enrolled in proprietary schools or other technical training programs.

(h) The number of participants that have completed education or training programs.

(i) The number of participants who secured employment in Michigan within 1 year of completing a training program.

(j) The number of participants who completed a training program and secured employment in a field related to their training.

(k) The average wage earned by participants who completed a training program and secured employment within 1 year.

(l) The actual revenues received by the fund source and fund appropriated for each discrete workforce development program area.

(2) Data collection for the report must be for the previous state fiscal year.

Sec. 710. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for helmets to hardhats, funds must be awarded to a national nonprofit program that connects national guard, reserve, retired, and transitioning active-duty military service members with skilled training and quality career opportunities in the construction industry. Grant funding must be used to recruit and assist veterans to transition into apprenticeship programs in this state.


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Sec. 711. (1) The funds appropriated in part 1 for the 23+ high school diploma program must be awarded for a program to assist adults over 23 years of age in obtaining high school diplomas and placement in career training programs.

(2) For purposes of this section, an eligible program provider may be a public, nonprofit, or private accredited diploma-granting institution, but must have at least 2 years of experience providing dropout recovery services in this state.

(3) The department shall issue a request for qualifications for eligible program providers to participate in the pilot program. To be considered a qualified program provider, the institution must offer all of the following:

(a) Dropout reengagement services.

(b) Academic intake assessments.

(c) An integrated learning plan.

(d) A course catalog that includes all graduation requirements.

(e) Remediation coursework.

(f) Academic resilience assessment and intervention.

(g) Employability skills development.

(h) Industry recognized credentials.

(i) Credit for on-the-job training.

(j) A robust support framework, including technology, social support, and academic support accredited by a recognized accrediting body.

(k) WorkKeys preparation.

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the current fiscal year.

(5) The department shall reimburse qualified program providers for each month of satisfactory monthly progress as described in section 23a of the state school aid act of 1979, 1979 PA 94, MCL 388.1623a, at a rate of $500.00 per month. A payment shall be made to a qualified program provider for the completion of the following by a pupil:

(a) $500.00 for the completion of an employability skills certification program equal to at least 1 unit of high school credit obtained through classroom or online instruction.

(b) $250.00 for the attainment of an industry-recognized credential requiring up to 50 hours of training.

(c) $500.00 for the attainment of an industry-recognized credential requiring 50 to 100 hours of training.

(d) $750.00 for the attainment of an industry-recognized credential requiring more than 100 hours of training.

(e) $1,000.00 for attainment of a high school diploma.

(f) $2,500.00 for placement in a job in an in-demand career pathway.

(6) The department shall develop policies and guidelines to implement this section.

Sec. 712. The funds appropriated in part 1 for at-risk youth grants must be awarded to the Michigan franchise holder of the national Jobs for America's Graduates program for the administration of the Jobs for Michigan's Graduates program.

Sec. 713. (1) The funds appropriated in part 1 for the high school equivalency-to-school program must be used to fund the cost of high school equivalency testing and certification under this section. The department shall administer a Michigan high school


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equivalency-to-school program that covers the cost of providing the high school equivalency test free of charge to individuals who meet all of the following requirements:

(a) The individual has not previously been administered a high school equivalency test free of charge under this section.

(b) The individual meets at least 1 of the following requirements:

(i) Prior to taking the high school equivalency test, the individual successfully completed a department-approved high school equivalency preparation program.

(ii) Prior to taking the high school equivalency test, the individual completed the official high school equivalency practice test and the individual's score indicated that the individual is likely to pass.

(2) A department-approved high school equivalency preparation program must include all of the following:

(a) Instructional and tutorial assistances.

(b) High school equivalency test practice.

(c) Required attendance at program instructional sessions.

(d) A curriculum that prepares students for opportunities in postsecondary education and the job market.

(e) Information on potential postsecondary and career pathways.

(f) Counseling on preparing for and applying to college.

(g) Personal and job readiness skills development.

(h) Comprehensive information on college costs and financial aid.

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(3) The department shall post online an announcement of the Michigan high school equivalency-to-school program, minimum standards for high school equivalency preparation program approval, and approval procedures.

(4) The department shall do all of the following:

(a) Develop procedures consistent with this section under which individuals can take the high school equivalency test without charge.

(b) Provide program information for educators and students on the department website, including explanations of the procedures developed under this subsection, and contact information for questions about the program.

(c) Provide an estimate of the full-year cost of the program to the standard report recipients.

(5) Not later than September 30, the department shall report on utilization of the high school equivalency incentive program, including numbers of high school equivalency certifications issued by location, year-to-date expenditures, and numbers of participants qualifying under subsection (1)(b)(i) or (ii), or both.

Sec. 714. (1) The department shall provide reporting regarding the interagency agreement with the department of health and human services, which concerns TANF funding to provide job readiness and welfare-to-work programming. The reporting must include specific outcome and performance reporting requirements, as described in this section. TANF funding provided to the department in the current fiscal year is contingent on compliance with the data and reporting requirements described in this section. The department shall provide all of the following items for the previous year not later than January 1 of the current fiscal year:


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(a) An itemized spending report on TANF funding, including all of the following:

(i) Direct services to clients.

(ii) Administrative expenditures.

(b) The number of family independence program clients served through the TANF funding, including all of the following:

(i) The number and percentage who obtained employment through Michigan Works!.

(ii) The number and percentage who fulfilled their TANF work requirement through other job readiness programming.

(iii) Average TANF spending per client.

(iv) The number and percentage of clients who were referred to Michigan Works! but did not receive a job or job readiness placement and the reasons why.

(2) Not later than March 15 of the current fiscal year, the department shall provide to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on health and human services and the standard report recipients an annual report on the following matters itemized by Michigan works agency:

(a) The number of referrals to Michigan works job readiness programs.

(b) The number of referrals to Michigan works job readiness programs who became a participant in the Michigan works job readiness programs.

(c) The number of participants who obtained employment.

(d) The cost per participant case.

(3) As used in this section, "TANF" means temporary assistance for needy families as described in 42 USC 601 to 619.

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and enable appropriate community advancements and improvements, including, but not limited to, all of the following:

(a) Housing.

(b) Infrastructure.

(c) Education.

(d) Workforce development.

(e) Other activities that address needs uniquely present in rural areas of this state and assist in expansion of rural development.

(2) Not later than March 15, the office of rural prosperity shall submit a report to the standard report recipients that outlines the office's activities, programs, and accomplishments in the immediately preceding fiscal year.

Sec. 716. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for community and worker economic transition office, the department may hire employees and deploy capabilities to evaluate and address the impacts of economic transitions on workers, communities, and employers in sectors that include, but are not limited to, the auto, utility, manufacturing, and building trades sectors. Activities of the office may include developing transition mitigation strategies, conducting data analysis, coordinating across state and federal agencies, engaging stakeholders, and providing resource navigation support. The department shall develop and submit to the governor and the legislature a community and worker economic transition plan not later than December 31, 2025, as required under sections 7(3)(f) and 9(2) of the community and worker economic transition act, 2023 PA 232, MCL 408.917 and 408.919. Beginning February 13, 2025, the department shall also submit an annual report on office activities and progress made on


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the transition plan to the standard report recipients and to the legislature, as required under section 7(5) of the community and worker economic transition act, 2023 PA 232, MCL 408.917.

 

UNEMPLOYMENT

Sec. 801. The unemployment insurance agency shall provide a report updated at least quarterly that includes, but is not limited to, fiscal year-to-date expenditures by division and program unit. The unemployment insurance agency shall transmit each quarterly report no later than 60 days after the end of each quarter.

Sec. 802. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department, on behalf of the unemployment insurance agency, shall provide a quarterly report not later than 30 days after the end of each quarter that includes, but is not limited to, the following:

(a) The average number of unique claimants for the quarter.

(b) The average number of eligible claimants with certification for the quarter.

(c) The average number of claims paid for the quarter.

(d) The total amount of standard unemployment insurance payments paid for the quarter.

(e) The total amount of unemployment insurance tax generated for the quarter.

(f) The balance of the Michigan unemployment trust fund at the end of the quarter.

(2) The department shall include the same information required in subsection (1) for the previous 12 months. The department shall include the most recent quarterly report on the department's webpage.

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department shall provide a quarterly report not later than 30 days after the end of each quarter that includes, but is not limited to, the following:

(a) The number of new fraudulent and noncompliant cases that have been identified or issued by the unemployment insurance agency, classified by employer or claimant, during the quarter.

(b) The total amount of penalties and interest issued on fraudulent and noncompliant cases during the quarter.

(c) The total amount of penalties and interest dollars received during the quarter by employer or claimant.

(d) The total amount of collectible penalties and interest still owed to this state by employer or claimant.

(e) The number of fraudulent and noncompliant cases that have been appealed by an employer or claimant during the quarter.

Sec. 804. The funds appropriated in part 1 for unemployment insurance agency must be used to staff unemployment insurance agency branch offices for in-person appointments for unemployment insurance agency claimant services.

Sec. 805. Funds appropriated in part 1 for the unemployment insurance agency may be used by the unemployment insurance agency to increase capacity by an estimated 500 limited-term employees only if the unemployment insurance agency provides full-time, in-person services at existing unemployment insurance local offices.

Sec. 806. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for unemployment insurance agency, the department shall maintain customer service standards for employers and claimants making use of the various means by which they can access the system.

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to, the following:

(a) Unemployment benefit fund balance.

(b) Process improvement - fiscal integrity.

(c) Process improvement - determination timeliness.

(d) Process improvement - determination quality.

Sec. 807. Funds earned or authorized by the USDOL in addition to the appropriation in part 1 for the unemployment insurance agency are appropriated and may be expended for staffing and related expenses incurred in the operation of its programs. These funds may be spent after the department notifies the standard report recipients of the purpose and amount of each grant award.

 

REHABILITATION SERVICES

Sec. 901. The Michigan rehabilitation services and bureau of services for blind persons shall work collaboratively with service organizations and government entities to identify allowable match dollars to secure available federal vocational rehabilitation funds.

Sec. 902. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall provide an annual report on efforts taken to improve the Michigan rehabilitation services not later than February 1 to the standard report recipients. The report must include all of the following line items:

(a) Reductions and changes in administration costs and staffing.

(b) Service delivery plans and implementation steps achieved.

(c) Reorganization plans and implementation steps achieved.

(d) Plans to integrate Michigan rehabilitative services programs into other services provided by the department.


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(e) Quarterly expenditures by major spending category.

(f) Employment and job retention rates from both Michigan rehabilitation services and its nonprofit partners.

(g) Success rate of each district in achieving the program goals.

Sec. 903. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for Michigan rehabilitation services, the department shall allocate funding along with available federal match to support the provision of vocational rehabilitation services to eligible agricultural workers with disabilities. Authorized services shall assist agricultural workers with disabilities in acquiring or maintaining quality employment and independence.

(2) By March 1 of the current fiscal year, the department shall report to the standard report recipients on the total number of clients served and the total amount of federal matching funds obtained throughout the duration of the program.

Sec. 904. If the department is at risk of entering into an order of selection for services, the department shall notify the standard report recipients within 2 weeks of receiving notification.

Sec. 905. (1) Funds appropriated in part 1 for independent living must be used to support the general operations of centers for independent living in delivering mandated independent living services in compliance with federal rules and regulations, including 45 CFR Part 1329, for the centers, by existing centers for independent living to serve underserved areas, and for projects to build the capacity of centers for independent living to deliver independent living services. Applications for the funds must be reviewed in accordance with criteria and procedures established by


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the department. Funds must be used in a manner consistent with the state plan for independent living. Services provided should assist people with disabilities to move toward self-sufficiency, including, but not limited to, support for accessing transportation and health care, obtaining employment, community living, nursing home transition, information and referral services, education, youth transition services, veterans, and stigma reduction activities and community education. This includes the independent living guide services that specifically focus on economic self-sufficiency.

(2) Not later than March 1 and in partnership with service providers, the department shall provide a report to the standard report recipients on direct customer and system outcomes and performance measures.

Sec. 906. (1) The appropriation in part 1 for bureau of services for blind persons includes funds for case services. These funds may be used for tuition payments for blind clients.

(2) Revenue collected by the bureau of services for blind persons and from private and local sources that is unexpended at the end of the fiscal year must carry forward to the subsequent fiscal year.

Sec. 907. The bureau of services for blind persons may provide and enter into agreements to provide general services, training, meetings, information, special equipment, software, facility use, and technical consulting services to other principal executive departments, state agencies, local units of government, the judicial branch of government, other organizations, and patrons of department facilities. The department may charge fees for these services that are reasonably related to the cost of providing the


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services. In addition to the funds appropriated in part 1, funds collected by the department for these services are appropriated for all expenses necessary. The funds appropriated under this section are allotted for expenditure when they are received by the department of treasury.

Sec. 908. (1) The funds appropriated in part 1 for a regional or subregional library must not be released until a budget for that regional or subregional library has been approved by the department for expenditures for library services directly serving the blind and persons with disabilities.

(2) To receive subregional state aid appropriated in part 1, a regional or subregional library's fiscal agency must agree to maintain local funding support at the same level in the current fiscal year as in the fiscal agency's preceding fiscal year. If a reduction in expenditures equally affects all agencies in a local unit of government that includes the regional or subregional library's fiscal agency, the reduction must not be interpreted as a reduction in local support and must not disqualify a regional or subregional library from receiving state aid under part 1. If a reduction in income affects a library cooperative or district library that includes a regional or subregional library's fiscal agency or a reduction in expenditures for the regional or subregional library's fiscal agency, a reduction in expenditures for the regional or subregional library must not be interpreted as a reduction in local support and must not disqualify a regional or subregional library from receiving state aid under part 1.

 

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Sec. 951. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the office of


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global Michigan is to coordinate with the Asian Pacific American affairs commission, the commission on Middle Eastern American affairs, and the Hispanic/Latino commission of Michigan to produce a report by January 31. The report must be submitted to the standard report recipients and must include, but is not limited to, the following:

(a) Total number of people with whom each commission directly interacts through programming.

(b) Total number of public events that each commission conducted.

(c) Description of the activities that the commissions initiated to promote cooperation between the commissions.

(d) Total number of meetings that each commission held with foreign diplomats.

(e) Programmatic costs of each commission.

Sec. 952. An expenditure of funds appropriated in part 1 by the Asian Pacific American affairs commission, the commission on Middle Eastern American affairs, or the Hispanic/Latino commission of Michigan for a commission event must be directly related to the mission statement of that commission.

Sec. 953. The office of global Michigan must submit a report to the standard report recipients by January 31. The report must include all of the following information:

(a) A description of the major programs and activities of the office of global Michigan and the number of individuals served through those programs.

(b) The number of refugee arrivals, the job placement rate of those refugees actively receiving services under global Michigan grants, and the average wages and initial job placements for those


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refugees.

(c) A description of the activities that the office has conducted to attract and retain international, advanced degree, and entrepreneurial talent.

 

ONE-TIME APPROPRIATIONS

Sec. 1001. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for agricultural tourism hub redevelopment, the department shall award $2,000,000.00 for the redevelopment of a former correctional facility located in a county with a population of between 94,000 and 96,000, according to the most recent federal decennial census, into an agricultural tourism hub.

Sec. 1002. The department shall allocate funds appropriated in part 1 for American Arab chamber of commerce to an organization in a city with a population between 108,000 and 110,000, according to the most recent federal decennial census, that builds economic bridges by promoting and empowering the business community it serves on a local, national, and international level.

Sec. 1003. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for arts and cultural program, the department shall award $200,000.00 to a program that supports folk and traditional arts and that is based at a 4-year public university located in a city with a population between 40,000 and 50,000 in a county with a population between 280,000 and 290,000, according to the most recent federal decennial census.

Sec. 1004. Funds appropriated in part 1 for auto show public safety shall be allocated by the department to a 501(c)(6) nonprofit entity that operates an auto show in a county with a population greater than 1,500,000, according to the most recent


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federal decennial census. The allocation must be used for payments to cities, counties, municipalities, or regional authorities for security, police, fire, traffic, or parking services or for facility rentals associated with the auto show operated by the 501(c)(6) nonprofit entity.

Sec. 1005. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for center for social enterprise development, the department shall allocate $2,000,000.00 to a statewide foundation supporting small businesses in this state to partner with an association of comprehensive human service providers that support individuals with disabilities, for the purpose of creating a center for social enterprise development. The center for social enterprise development must administer direct grants to small businesses and nonprofit organizations that seek to establish or expand a social enterprise with an emphasis on employing individuals who are marginalized or economically disadvantaged.

Sec.1006. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for community and fitness centers, the department shall allocate $2,500,000.00 to a community and fitness center located in a city with a population between 11,000 and 11,050, according to the most recent federal decennial census, to update and expand the facility. The community and fitness center that receives the $2,500,000.00 must be affiliated with a statewide nonprofit alliance with at least 17 publicly accessible locations.

(2) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for community and fitness centers, the department shall allocate $7,500,000.00 to a statewide nonprofit alliance with at least 17 publicly accessible locations statewide. Funds allocated under this subsection must be used for satellite program or infrastructure grants.


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Sec. 1007. (1) The funds appropriated in part 1 for community and neighborhood initiatives must be allocated for a grant program for projects that benefit local communities and neighborhoods, as described in this section.

(2) The department shall develop program guidelines, eligibility criteria, and an application process, which must include all of the following requirements:

(a) Eligible grant recipients may include any of the following:

(i) Local units of government.

(ii) Community centers, including those owned by a municipality, local government agencies, nonprofits, or faith-based organizations.

(iii) Nonprofit organizations.

(iv) Other entities providing a public service to the community or neighborhood, as determined by the department.

(b) Applicants must submit a project description, budget, and timeline to determine project viability.

(c) Eligible costs for projects may include the acquisition of property, planning and design costs, construction and materials costs, infrastructure to equip facilities as needed, programming, and development.

(d) Grants must be awarded only for projects that are free to the end-user and open to the community in which they are located or serve. Grantees that receive awards must provide or include 1 or more of the following:

(i) Before- or after-school education activities.

(ii) Access to career or workforce training services.

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(iv) Dedicated programming for seniors.

(v) Meeting space for neighborhood or community organizations.

(vi) Other wraparound services that may include, but are not limited to, health services, behavioral services, and licensed child care.

(e) Grant awards must not exceed $250,000.00 for any single community project. When awarding grants, the department shall consider population size and density, average median income, and community need.

(f) For not less than 50% of total grant awards, the department shall give priority to proposals that provide services to communities below the average median income, according to the most recent federal decennial census.

(g) The department shall require quarterly progress reports from grant recipients on the use of grant funds awarded under this section. Until program funding is entirely expended, the department shall provide an annual report not later than February 1 to the standard report recipients on program grant awards and the use of grant funds.

Sec. 1008. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for community museum grants, the department shall allocate $2,000,000.00 to a multisite museum center that contains a museum of history and science, a historic site, a Depression Era house, a museum of business and industry, and an archival collection located in a city with a population between 37,000 and 39,000 in a county with a population between 170,000 and 180,000, according to the most recent federal decennial census.

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grants, the department shall allocate $2,000,000.00 to a museum with a topical focus on the history and cultural impact of Motown music located in a city with a population greater than 600,000, according to the most recent federal decennial census.

(3) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for community museum grants, the department shall allocate $1,000,000.00 to a museum with a topical focus on Chaldean culture located in a township with a population between 68,000 and 72,000 in a county with a population between 1,200,000 and 1,300,000, according to the most recent federal decennial census.

(4) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for community museum grants, the department shall allocate $1,000,000.00 for facility improvements at an aerospace and science museum that owns 4 or more operational historical aircraft located in a township with a population between 29,000 and 31,000 in a county with a population greater than 1,700,000, according to the most recent federal decennial census.

(5) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for community museum grants, the department shall allocate $6,000,000.00 for grants to museums within this state that support artistic, scientific, technological, or cultural exhibitions. Grants must be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. A grant to a specific museum under this subsection must not exceed $1,000,000.00.

Sec. 1009. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for early childhood family engagement, the department shall allocate $1,000,000.00 to an organization that offers a comprehensive early childhood family engagement system that strengthens bonds between the school and the home through mobile tools, video tutorials, and in-person workshops.


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Sec. 1010. (1) The funds appropriated in part 1 for ethanol 15 rebate program must be expended to provide rebates to motor fuel retail establishments, in accordance with this section.

(2) The department, in conjunction with the department of treasury, shall establish and administer a rebate program to incentivize the sale of blended fuel containing ethanol 15 at motor fuel retail establishments in this state. The department may promulgate rules under the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.201 to 24.328, necessary to implement and administer the rebate program. The rebate program must comply with all of the following requirements:

(a) A motor fuel retailer that sells blended fuel containing ethanol 15 is eligible to receive a rebate of 5 cents per gallon of blended fuel sold, subject to compliance with this section. The rebate is to be provided on a per-gallon-sold basis for each gallon of blended fuel sold that contains ethanol 15.

(b) The department, in conjunction with the department of treasury, shall develop an application process that motor fuel retailers must utilize to receive a rebate under this section. The application developed by the department must include a requirement that documentation be included with the application to verify that the sale of blended fuel containing ethanol 15 occurred during the applicable fiscal year.

(c) An individual motor fuel retailer must not receive a total rebate that exceeds $100,000.00 in the fiscal year.

(3) To qualify for a rebate under this section, motor fuel retailers must meet all of the following requirements:

(a) Be licensed by the department of agriculture and rural development to sell motor fuels in this state.


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(b) Sell blended fuel containing ethanol 15 to consumers.

(4) Any motor fuel retailer that receives a rebate under this section shall provide quarterly reports to the department of treasury. The quarterly reports must include the volume of blended fuel containing ethanol 15 sold and any other information that the department or the department of treasury considers necessary for program evaluation and oversight.

(5) As used in this section:

(a) "Blended fuel containing ethanol 15" means gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol by volume.

(b) "Gasoline retail establishment" means any business or entity licensed by the Michigan department of agriculture and rural development to offer motor fuels for retail sale to the public in this state.

(c) "Rebate" means a monetary incentive provided to gasoline retail establishments as described in this section.

Sec. 1011. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for Focus: HOPE, $1,000,000.00 shall be awarded to Focus: HOPE for education and workforce development programming, early childhood education, youth development, food assistance, or community empowerment and advocacy.

Sec. 1012. Funds appropriated in part 1 for forest products workforce training and development program must be allocated to a nonprofit forest industry council based in a city with a population between 106,000 and 108,000 in a county with a population between 280,000 and 290,000, according to the most recent federal decennial census. The funds must be used to provide quality training to advance individual skill sets, grow operational knowledge, and advance careers in the forest products industry.


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Sec. 1013. Funds appropriated in part 1 for high-impact tutoring pilot program must be allocated to a program that provides high-impact, high-dosage, data-driven tutoring programs focused on improving educational outcomes of students in need.

Sec. 1014. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for higher education reenrollment services, the department shall allocate $4,000,000.00 for a coordinated strategy that includes all of the following components:

(a) Data analytics.

(b) Multichannel marketing.

(c) Live professional coaching.

(d) A platform-based user experience to reenroll students who have not obtained a postsecondary education credential, but who have some amount of postsecondary education experience, into a Michigan public higher education institution, apprenticeship, or workforce training program.

Sec. 1015. Funds appropriated in part 1 for holistic workforce development must be awarded to an entity operating in a city with a population greater than 600,000, according to the most recent federal decennial census, that provides full-time employment and services to individuals recovering from homelessness and that produces sleeping bag coats for global distribution.

Sec. 1016. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for hospitality industry training program, $2,000,000.00 must be allocated to a proprietary school located in a city with a population between 111,000 and 114,000, according to the most recent federal decennial census. The proprietary school must have a mission to provide individuals with quality training to advance the individuals' skill sets, grow operational knowledge, and expand


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attributes necessary for advanced careers in the hospitality industry. Funds must be expended for workforce training programs in the hospitality industry to help alleviate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry and the reduced amount of training available during the pandemic.

Sec. 1017. Funds appropriated in part 1 for housing development projects must be expended by the MSHDA for the purposes of increasing the number of housing units and making housing more affordable. The funds appropriated in part 1 for housing development projects must be used for only the following purposes:

(a) Constructing new single-family or multifamily housing.

(b) Renovating existing single-family or multifamily housing.

(c) Completing energy efficiency improvements on existing single-family or multifamily housing.

Sec. 1018. (1) The department shall expend the funds appropriated in part 1 for housing readiness incentive grants to provide grants to cities, villages, and townships to offset costs associated with adopting land use policies, master plan updates, zoning text amendments, and similar actions to encourage increasing housing supply and affordability.

(2) A local unit of government that submits an eligible plan to the department may receive a grant of not more than $50,000.00.

(3) The department may work in collaboration with the MEDC to review grant applications. Applications must be reviewed and approved and grants awarded to qualifying applicants in the order in which the applications are received.

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Sec. 1019. Funds appropriated in part 1 for junior achievement must be allocated by the department to a nonprofit organization that provides young people with practical economic education programs and experiences in the competitive private enterprise system through business and education communities located in a city with a population over 600,000 and in a city with a population between 198,000 and 200,000, according to the most recent federal decennial census. Funding must be used for program resources and staffing and each location that receives a grant under this section must receive $500,000.00.

Sec. 1020. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for math and reading academies, the department shall allocate $1,000,000.00 for implementation of my math academy or my reading academy for grades pre-K through 5 in the 2024-2025 school year. These academy programs may include professional learning for educators or a guardian care center for parental involvement.

Sec. 1021. (1) Funds appropriated in part 1 for Michigan skills fund must be made available to Michigan Works! to provide residents of this state with tuition assistance to obtain an industry-recognized credential or certification in a high-demand occupation that aligns with this state's goal of increasing the percentage of working-age adults with a skill certificate or college degree to 60% by 2030.

(2) In order to qualify for tuition assistance under this section, an individual must satisfy all of the following requirements:

(a) Be a resident of this state.

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(c) Be a United States citizen or an alien qualified to receive public benefits.

(d) Be 1 of the following:

(i) An asset limited income constrained employee.

(ii) Unemployed.

(iii) Underemployed.

(iv) A dislocated worker.

(v) An adult receiving public assistance.

(vi) An adult in need of a high school diploma or equivalent.

(vii) An adult living in a distressed community or an opportunity zone.

(viii) A member of another underrepresented population.

Sec. 1022. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for Michigan Technological University critical skills pilot program, the university established in the Upper Peninsula to provide the means of acquiring a thorough knowledge of the application of science to industry under section 1 of 1885 PA 70, MCL 390.351, shall administer a pilot program to support the implementation of a critical skills program. Funds may be expended for, but are not limited to, any of the following, if expenditures are directly related to the program:

(a) Developing a program to meet industry needs.

(b) Grants, cost sharing, or other incentives for the implementation of best practices.

(c) Technical support.

(d) Administration of the program, including hiring instructors, recruiters, or student or career support staff.

(e) Education outreach and training.

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post a report on the university's website and provide the report to the standard report recipients and the relevant house of representatives and senate standing committees. The report must contain all of the following information:

(a) The number of students enrolled in the critical skills pilot program.

(b) A summary of practices implemented.

(c) The starting and ending balances of the program.

(d) The amount of university matching funds.

(e) A summary of outreach and training efforts.

(3) The university shall implement the new critical skills pilot program with the goal of increasing the number of critical skills degrees the university awards by 150 per year.

Sec. 1023. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for Michigan's high-tech talent initiative, the department shall award a grant to an entity located in a city with a population greater than 600,000, according to the most recent federal decennial census, whose mission is to promote, retain, and grow this state's automotive industry. Funds awarded under this section may not be used for any digital or social media platforms.

Sec. 1024. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for neighborhood talent investment pilot, the department shall develop guidelines, allocate funding, and coordinate with state agencies to implement this section. The neighborhood talent investment pilot must have the following goals:

(a) To increase this state’s population of young talent by creating high-density, high-amenity, walkable, vibrant street life neighborhoods or districts.

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(2) The department shall award funding for approved local plans and execute grant agreements to existing grant recipients of the neighborhood talent concentration pilot established in 2023 PA 119, provided that the department determines the pilots are consistent with the objectives under this section. The department shall allocate funds by an open competition between prospective pilot grant recipients. No grant recipient is guaranteed additional funding under this section.

(3) To be eligible for a neighborhood talent investment pilot grant, an applicant must be a consortium of entities that includes local governments, local economic development organizations, nonprofit organizations, and local businesses. Consortium applicants shall appoint a nonprofit organization as the lead applicant to serve as a fiduciary and project manager for the consortium. Only grant applicants that provide a minimum of 50% local or private match may be considered for a state grant. Qualified plan proposals must include all of the following:

(a) The transition of roadway usage from cars to alternative transportation spaces, including, but not limited to, walking, biking, and transit.

(b) Artwork, outdoor recreation, open spaces, and greenways.

(c) Commercial corridor activation, including innovations to fill vacant retail space with locally owned businesses.

(d) Mixed-use development that contributes to dense, walkable areas.

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(4) The department shall consider all of the following when selecting grant recipients:

(a) The likelihood that a proposed plan will lead to accelerated young talent population growth within the neighborhood or district.

(b) The extent to which a proposed plan will support the creation and ongoing success of locally owned businesses.

(c) The extent to which a proposed plan will create dense, walkable, vibrant spaces.

(d) The extent to which zoning and code restrictions have been, or will need to be, modified to support high-density residential development.

(e) The extent to which the proposed plan supports facilities and walkways that house or present cultural arts programs, performances, and exhibitions.

(f) The extent to which the proposed plan provides mixed-income housing.

(g) The likelihood of successful implementation of a proposed plan and the plan's sustainability.

(5) To the extent possible, the department shall coordinate the selection of grant recipients with input from and communication with the department of transportation, MSHDA, MEDC, the department of natural resources, and the Michigan arts and culture council.

Sec. 1025. Funds appropriated in part 1 for nutritional support program grant must be awarded to a nonprofit organization that provides nutritionally balanced home delivery meal services to seniors in a county with a population between 115,000 and 120,000 and in a county with a population between 500,000 and 700,000,


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according to the most recent federal decennial census. The grant award must be used for costs of capital improvements, renovations, infrastructure expansion, or related expenses.

Sec. 1026. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for office of rural prosperity grants, the department shall operate a grant program to support community activities, including, but not limited to, enhancing or elevating broadband, housing, infrastructure, education, and workforce development, and addressing other needs uniquely experienced in rural areas of this state.

Sec. 1027. Funds appropriated in part 1 for post-incarceration employment must be awarded by the department to a nonprofit organization that operates a program that satisfies all of the following conditions:

(a) The program provides services to parolees and probationers assessed by the department of corrections as moderate- or high-risk to recidivate.

(b) The program provides job readiness training, transitional employment, job coaching and placement, and postplacement retention services. As part of the transitional employment program phase, the nonprofit program must provide low-skill, crew-based services to other state agencies.

(c) The program has been independently and rigorously evaluated and shown to reduce recidivism.

(d) The program demonstrates an ability to serve multiple jurisdictions across this state.

Sec. 1028. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for school psychologists programming, the department shall allocate $1,000,000.00 to expand access to school psychology education or preparation programs maintained by institutions of higher education


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located in this state that offer designations, focus, or special certifications in the provision of school psychology services in accordance with R 380.204 of the Michigan Administrative Code.

(2) An institution of higher education described in this section may apply to the department on a competitive basis for a portion of the available funds, which must be used for 1 or both of the following:

(a) To hire faculty members to initiate enrollment in a new program described in this section.

(b) To hire faculty members to expand enrollment and to develop distance education in existing programs described in this section.

(3) An institution of higher education described in this section must develop a plan for internally funding the school psychologist program after the grant period ends.

(4) The grants under this section may have an active grant period of 1, 2, or 3 years.

(5) The grant amount per year for grants used to initiate enrollment in a new program described in this section must not exceed $350,000.00 per year for 1, 2, or 3 years, depending on the grant applications submitted to and approved by the department.

(6) The grant amount per year for grants used to expand enrollment and to develop distance education in existing programs described in this section must not exceed $150,000.00 per year for 1, 2, or 3 years, depending on the grant applications submitted to and approved by the department.

(7) The department shall identify the grant recipients that possess the most effective potential from the pool of applicants. The department may consult with a Michigan-based professional


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association focused on identifying solutions to the statewide shortage of and the professional training of school psychologists, developing best practices in the school psychology profession, and providing leadership for school psychologists in order to identify grant recipients.

Sec. 1029. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for skilled trades apprenticeship programs, the department shall allocate funding to skilled trades programs to train apprentices and journeypersons in the construction, energy, and other skilled trades industries.

Sec. 1030. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for small business development, the department shall allocate $3,000,000.00 to institutions that serve as small business development center regional hosts to offset operations costs and federal match requirements.

Sec. 1031. (1) Funds appropriated in part 1 for special events and national convention attraction must be used by the fund to promote this state as a destination for special events, including, but not limited to, national conventions, national conferences, major sporting events, or other significant events that would feature this state to a national audience.

(2) The fund must develop program guidelines for the use of these funds. Funds may be used to help attract eligible special events and to support costs associated with hosting eligible events. Eligible events must meet all of the following requirements:

(a) The event must have a regular attendance of more than 500 people.

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the 2024 calendar year.

(c) The event host must be a county, city, or a local organizing committee. As used in this section, "local organizing committee" means a nonprofit corporation that has been authorized by 1 or more endorsing municipalities or counties to bid on or host the event.

(d) The site selected must be the sole site for the event or the sole site for the event in a region composed of this state and 1 or more adjoining states.

(e) The event may not be held more than 1 time in any year. However, the event may be held once a year for a period of years.

(f) Other eligibility criteria as determined by the fund.

(3) Unexpended funds appropriated in part 1 for special events and national convention attraction are designated as a work project appropriation. Unencumbered or unallotted funds shall not lapse at the end of the fiscal year and shall be available for expenditure until the project has been completed. The following is in compliance with section 451a of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1451a:

(a) The purpose of the project is to promote this state as a destination for special events and support costs related to hosting eligible events.

(b) The project will be accomplished by utilizing state employees or contracts with service providers, or both.

(c) The total estimated cost of the project is $5,000,000.00.

(d) The tentative completion date is September 30, 2029.

Sec. 1032. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for substitute teacher pool pilot program, the department shall allocate $5,000,000.00 to an organization with experience building


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program capacity in the education and child care sectors to develop and deploy a statewide substitute teacher pool pilot program in this state. The organization selected to implement the substitute teacher pool pilot program must do both of the following:

(a) Recruit, screen, train, and onboard qualified substitute teachers.

(b) Create and launch an online platform to match substitute teachers with job postings from educational providers.

(2) The organization selected to implement the substitute teacher pool pilot program must submit a report to the department and the department of lifelong education, advancement, and potential that includes all of the following:

(a) The number of open substitute teacher positions that were filled using the online platform developed under this section.

(b) The number of substitute teachers that were recruited and entered the substitute teacher pool.

(c) An accounting of how funds were expended to implement the program.

(d) Any recommendations regarding the continuation of the substitute teacher pool pilot program.

Sec. 1033. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for symphony orchestra grants, $6,000,000.00 must be allocated for a program that distributes need-based grants to symphonies in this state that have a demonstrated financial need for state support. The department or the fund shall develop need-based grant program guidelines and implement a grant application process. Grants must be awarded on a proportional basis if grant applications exceed the allocated $6,000,000.00.

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walkabouts multisensory movement-based learning, the department shall award a grant to a program that provides supplemental learning tools that integrate physical movement and multisensory lessons to complement traditional classroom instruction.

Sec. 1035. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for young adult wellbeing and success, the department shall award a grant to a program based in a city with a population between 41,000 and 43,000, according to the most recent federal decennial census, that provides evidence-informed workshops to build mental and emotional well-being, increase academic and life outcomes, and develop skills for twenty-first-century jobs in individuals that are in grades 6 through 12 or in early postsecondary education.

Sec. 1036. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for youth career development program, the department shall allocate $450,000.00 to an entity developing an initiative based on the United States Department of Labor YouthBuild model that serves  emancipated youth and emerging adults ages 16 to 24 who experience vulnerable circumstances that prevent them from engaging in education, professional training, and living wage employment opportunities. The department shall allocate the funds under this section to an entity located in a township with a population between 1,805 and 1,815 in a county with a population between 132,000 and 135,000 according to the most recent federal decennial census for a youth career development program.

Sec. 1037. (1) From the unexpended and unencumbered funds appropriated in 2019 PA 56, 2020 PA 166, and 2021 PA 87 for business attraction and community revitalization, $50,000,000.00 is appropriated for the following:

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equipment grants.

(b) $25,000,000.00 for Pure Michigan.

(2) The funds appropriated under subsection (1) are designated as work project appropriations. Any unencumbered or unallotted funds shall not lapse at the end of the fiscal year and shall be available for expenditures for projects under this section until the projects have been completed. The following is in compliance with section 451a(1) of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1451a:

(a) The purposes of the projects are to support public safety infrastructure and equipment grants to law enforcement agencies and fire departments and to support the Pure Michigan program.

(b) The projects will be accomplished by using state employees or contracts with service providers, or both.

(c) The total estimated cost of the projects is $50,000,000.00.

(d) The tentative completion date is September 30, 2029.

(3) Funds appropriated in subsection (1) for public safety infrastructure and equipment grants must be distributed by the department, through a competitive grant program, to fire departments and law enforcement agencies for purchasing equipment and for making improvements to physical infrastructure. A grant to a specific fire or law enforcement agency must not exceed $500,000.00.

(4) The department shall report detailed information regarding public safety infrastructure and equipment grant distributions on a biannual basis to the standard report recipients. The reports must include the following information:

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(b) The amount of each grant award issued under this section.

(c) The purpose for which each award was issued under this section.