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Apply today for two grant programs created by 2020 Public Act 123: The First Responder Hazard Pay Premiums Program (FRHPPP) and the Public Safety and Public Health Payroll Reimbursement Program (PSPHPR).

MAP Legal Counsel Bryan Davis, Jr. provides a brief overview of both grant programs, noting the deadline for the PSPHPR program application is July 17, 2020.

Click here for a link to 2020 Public Act 123.

THE FIRST RESPONDER HAZARD PAY PREMIUMS PROGRAM (FRHPPP)

(Please note: Much of the following information can be found directly in the resources provided below. These resources provide further valuable information regarding the FRHPPP.)

The purpose of the FRHPPP is to reimburse and/or pay for qualifying first responder hazard pay premiums provided to first responders who have performed hazardous duty or work involving physical hardship related to COVID-19. The program has $100 million to help fund additional compensation provided to first responders. This FRHPPP is funded under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136.

Eligible hazard pay premiums must be paid to employees by Sept. 30, 2020 to qualify for the program.

Eligible Hazard Pay Premiums are for:

Eligible Applicants are:

Available Program Amount: $100,000,000

Maximum Available Limits:

Application Period: July 7 – Sept. 30, 2020

Payments and Reimbursement will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Reporting Requirements:

  1. FRHPPP Reimbursement Request (FORM 5723)
  2. Hazard Pay Premiums Payment Report
  3. Certification

Use of Funds: The CARES Act requires payments from the Coronavirus Relief Fund only be used to cover expenses that:

The following resources provide further information regarding the FRHPPP:

Michigan Department of Treasury

Application Packet

PUBLIC SAFETY AND PUBLIC HEALTH PAYROLL REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM (PSPHPR)

(Please note: Much of the following information can be found directly in the resources provided below. These resources provide further valuable information regarding the PSPHPR Program.)

The purpose of the PSPHPR is to reimburse for eligible public safety and public health payroll expenditures under the CARES Act, Public Law 116-136. It is important to note that cities, villages, townships, and counties are not eligible for this reimbursement program if they received a direct allocation from the CARES Act. The program has $200 million to reimburse cities, villages, townships, and counties for eligible public safety and public health payroll expenditures.

There may potentially be two rounds, depending on available funding:

*It is important to note the Application for Round One is only open until July 17, 2020.

The following resources provide further information regarding the PSPHPR:

Michigan Department of Treasury

Application Packet