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Governor Whitmer Faces Scrutiny Over Misused Covid Relief Funds


Governor Whitmer of Michigan is alleged to have misused Covid-19 relief funds, what did she spend the money on, you ask?

CRT and social justice courses for public schools and universities. …

An audit report conducted by the ED OIG Oversight of Coronavirus Response Funds found that while some aspects of the funding were justified and alright, it ultimately could not find a justifiable reason for why money was spent on CRT programs in colleges and universities

The summary of their findings appeared on page 2 of the report:

Citizens and residents of Michigan were deeply troubled by the report and took the chance to call out Whitmer for the poor use of taxpayer dollars:

KTXS 12, a local ABC affiliate, outlined the social justice funding that Whitmer approved:

Three billion dollars of the $30.75 billion allotted for educational purposes in the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was given to state governor’s offices via the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund according to the Department of Education.

In September, the governor’s allotment of GEER funds to Michigan Virtual came under scrutiny after the federal education inspector general indicated it could not “support” that the funds awarded were “deemed essential for carrying out emergency educational services.”

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WXYZ Detroit, another local ABC affiliate, had more details on other aspects her spending package:

Within the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity: $378.3 million in federal funding for grant awards to be distributed and used to assist renter households at or below 80% of area median income, supporting the Emergency Rental Assistance Program which includes rental and utility assistance payments, housing stability services, and case management to eligible renter households impacted by COVID-19.


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