Federal sequester cuts hit Kalamazoo

7:19 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Federal sequester cuts hit Kalamazoo

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The final decision on allocation of Community Development Block Grant money will be up to Kalamazoo City commissioners.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Several Kalamazoo-area organizations will have to make do with less this year, as the sequester forces a 5 percent drop in federal funding. Laura Lam, deputy director of the city's community planning and development department, said city staff focused the funds on four areas of the city's consolidated plan that need improvement: youth education and mentoring, homeownership, streetscape enhancements and business and job development.