Wayne County Update: The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 provided states with hundreds of millions of dollars to allocate to local projects. Wayne County, Michigan is charged with distributing funds across its 43 communities to projects that will benefit the region and all its residents.
Earlier this year, the City of Livonia hired a lobbyist to advocate for funds to support the construction of a new Senior Center complex. This month Wayne County announced the first round of funding, Livonia was not included in this list but another round of distribution will be done early in 2023.
Below are a look at other projects funded.
- Workforce Development initiatives through SEMCA Michigan Works (Taylor) – $50M
- Mill Street Redevelopment (Ecorse) – $3.5M
- Rehabilitation project of Victory Station at Village Park (Belleville) – $176,800
- Dearborn Parks Project (Dearborn) – $9.6M
- Joe Louis Greenway (Detroit) – $20M
- Downtown Fitness Park (Lincoln Park) – $124,865
- Marygrove Community Association neighborhood improvement project (Detroit) – $47,500
- Motown Museum Expansion Project (Detroit) – $2.5M
- Rouge River Park improvement (Northville) – $2.5M
- Action-Adventure Park development (Taylor) – $2.3M
- Riverside Hospital demolition (Trenton) – $1.5M
- Community and Senior Center Improvements (Van Buren Township) – $4.5M
- Goudy Park Amphitheater Pavilion improvements (Wayne) – $250,000
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan Industry Clubs – youth workforce training (Detroit and Highland Park) – $500,000
Beginning 2023, Livonia will have two representatives on the Wayne County Commission – Wayne County Commissioner Terry Marecki and Glenn Anderson.
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