LANSING, Mich., July 1, 2022 — The Michigan House of Representatives passed a budget that includes significant investments in mental health services, education, local government services and the economy. Specifically, the state budget allocates over $331 million in mental health resources throughout the state. Additionally, pension debt for seven state universities, including Eastern Michigan University, has been significantly impacted. Locally, the budget includes an investment of $130 million for the University of Michigan Electric Vehicle Training and Development Center. Michigan Medicine will receive an allocation that will impact the children’s psychiatric department as well as create a partial program for children and adults. Finally, Nonprofit Enterprise at Work, which connects leaders and organizations with essential tools and services that free up focus for mission-related work, has also received a $650,000 grant. In response to the budget approval, state Rep. Felicia Brabec (D-Pittsfield) issued the following statement:

“I’m very pleased with the priorities that this budget sets and the support our community has received. We’ve managed to work across the aisle to deliver key improvements to mental health services, water infrastructure, roads, and education. In particular, I was pleased to see support for Nonprofit Enterprise at Work. Through building community and learning opportunities, they are providing vital support for nonprofits. While no budget is perfect, the one we have agreed on today will help us address some of the most critical problems our state and community face.”