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Youngstown, Warren to Receive More Than $5.6 Million Dollars - WFMJ

Two Valley communities are finally being awarded federal grant dollars to help support community services.  According to a press release from Valley Congressman Tim Ryan, Youngstown and Warren will bring home a combined $5,600,000 in Community Development Block Grants, Emergency Services Grants, and HOME grants. For the 2017-2018 Fiscal year, Youngstown is receiving more than 3.2 million dollars in CDBG money. Mayor John McNally says several community organizations have already applied and been given contracts for that money. McNally said the money goes towards community organizations that provide social services, such as ACTION, OCCHA, Taft Neighborhood Promise, and YNDC. In addition, CDBG grants go toward funding portions the city's litter program, park development program, and certain street improvement projects. Youngstown will also be receiving more than $400,000 in Emergency Services Grant money, which goes toward services that treat and combat homelessness in the Valley. To read the full story from WFMJ, click here.