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Lansing is getting over 49 million dollars in federal relief funding from the American Rescue Plan Act

Mayor Andy Schor is unveiling his spending proposal for nearly fifty million dollars in federal relief money from the American Rescue Plan.

The plan would dedicate millions to improving parks and to expanding existing business assistance programs.

“This is something that is in essence, unallocated, that we wanted to hear from you all, you know, what are the things that are important to you?” said Schor. He says there’s two million over two years for the City Council to allocate at its discretion.

The city is getting the American Rescue Plan money in two installments, with the second half expected later this summer. About 20 million dollars total would offset pandemic-related losses to the city’s general and parking funds.