Block-Grant Funding Cuts Could Not Be Replaced, Dayton Officials Warn


Block-Grant Funding Cuts Could Not Be Replaced, Dayton Officials Warn

Some Miami Valley officials are adding their voices to a growing chorus of lawmakers from around the country. They’re urging the Trump administration to preserve what they say is a critically needed source of funding for neighborhood improvement projects. The so-called Community Development Block Grants would be eliminated under President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget blueprint.

For more than four decades, Community Development Block Grants have provided communities across the United States with more than $157 billion dollars. 
Cities typically use the money for services such as road repair, demolishing blighted properties and removing lead paint. The funding also helps provide housing …

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