The US House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development voted to cut Community Development Block grant (CDBG) funding to communities in half from $3.08 Billion in 2013 to $1.6 Billion in 2014. This reduction is on top of the cuts from the sequester. An amendment by Rep. Fattah (D-PA) would have restored the funding to $3.3 Billion, but was defeated along a party line vote. Please contact your Congressional Representatives and tell them how important CDBG funding is – and that communities cannot absorb a 50% reduction. For Contact information for your Congressional leaders, click here.
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