The president's visit came as the Michigan city's former water supervisor pleaded no contest to criminal charges connected to the crisis and agreed to cooperate.
Gov. Rick Snyder said he will drink filtered tap water to prove it's safe after a massive lead-contamination crisis.
Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday was also grilled by members of Congress, several of whom called on him to resign. "There you are, dripping with guilt," one congressman said.
Protesters carried signs criticizing Donald Trump, calling for higher wages, and condemning officials for the water crisis in Flint.
The average annual water bill in the Michigan town was more than double the national average for public agencies, researchers found.
The announcement comes the day after the state governement released a cache of 24,000 pages of documents detailing what officials knew about the crisis.
Gov. Rick Snyder proposed the funds as part of his new budget to address the ongoing crisis over the city's lead-contaminated water.
The number of lawsuits filed by residents and activists against officials over contaminated water in Flint continues to mount.
"Every day that goes by that these people – particularly children – that they are not tested [for poisoning] is a day lost in a child's life," Hillary Clinton said in the Democratic debate.
The warning came on the same day Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder insisted he was unaware that bottled water had been provided to state employees a full year before residents.
Leaked emails show workers in a state office building in Flint received water coolers last year while expressing concerns about tap water quality.
Gov. Rick Snyder said getting clean water to Flint residents remained the top priority for state officials, but there are no current plans to replace the corroded lead pipes.
"I'm sorry and I will fix it." A lead poisoning crisis in Flint, Michigan, which dates back to April 2014, was the focus of Gov. Rick Snyder's State Of The State Address.
The singer has been tweeting her disgust with the lead-poisoning crisis for weeks, so she partnered with Icelandic Glacial to bring 181,440 bottles of water to Flint residents.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed the legislation into law on Friday.
"Detroit's not going into bankruptcy."
Sandy Hook was a factor, said Snyder in a statement. "This type of violence often leaves society with more questions than answers."
"What they are really doing is giving you the right to work for less money," says Obama.