Comments on: How much federal money already goes to Detroit? http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2013/08/02/how-much-federal-money-already-goes-to-detroit/ Bridges, budgets, bonds Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:29:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Cate_Long http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2013/08/02/how-much-federal-money-already-goes-to-detroit/comment-page-1/#comment-2287 Tue, 13 Aug 2013 12:54:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=12911#comment-2287 The city receives about $290 million annually in 71 different grants — from community development block grants to Justice Department funding for police. Nowling noted the city at various times has misspent grant funding or been out of compliance with grant requirements. The group also would help ensure the city is in compliance with all grant requirements…

The city also is trying to determine how much grant funding is unspent. Nowling said there are reports that some grants with 15 to 25 percent of funds unspent. Levin told Orr he wants to work with him to “identify ways to look for federal funding through individual programs,” Nowling said.

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130 813/METRO01/308130020

]]>
By: my2sons http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2013/08/02/how-much-federal-money-already-goes-to-detroit/comment-page-1/#comment-2277 Mon, 05 Aug 2013 10:34:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=12911#comment-2277 Just as we have ghost towns out west today, we have the ability to create and perhaps already have ghost towns or cities today.

]]>
By: Syanis http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2013/08/02/how-much-federal-money-already-goes-to-detroit/comment-page-1/#comment-2276 Mon, 05 Aug 2013 05:10:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=12911#comment-2276 Nothing can be done without severely hitting the Public Unions. Detroit’s Pension system and number of Public Employee’s is the biggest use of the cities ongoing debt. There are crap public sector jobs like basically typist and trash collectors making over $20 an hour plus benefits. What should be low end jobs that don’t take a college degree are making more then some college degree skilled jobs just because public sector. Now that IS an issue.

]]>