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Cutting Of CDBG Funds From Federal Budget Could Be Devastating To City & County

April 3rd, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Among the programs targeted for elimination as part of President Donald Trump’s budget is the Community Development Block Grant Program. That program, which has enjoyed bipartisan support in Congress, is budgeted to receive $3 billion this fiscal year, according to the document. The proposal would cut those funds entirely.  The possibility of losing CDBG funds could be devastating for Cumberland and Allegany County.  In response the county commissioners sent a letter to Maryland’s congressional representatives urging Senators Cardin and Van Hollen and Congressman John Delaney to fight to maintain CDBG funding.  County Administrator David Eberly read the letter into the county record…


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