Community Development Block Grant http://wesa.fm en Food Banks Plead for Piece of a Diminishing Federal Funding Pie http://wesa.fm/post/food-banks-plead-piece-diminishing-federal-funding-pie <p>Representatives of more than a dozen local food banks and other public service organizations made their annual plea to Pittsburgh City Council for <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/community-development/cdbg">Community Development Block Grant funding</a> on Tuesday.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.pittsburghfoodbank.org/">Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank</a> asked for $200,000, which is consistent with what they received in years past.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:45:04 +0000 Liz Reid 20094 at http://wesa.fm Sen. Casey Opposes House Budget Plan http://wesa.fm/post/sen-casey-opposes-house-budget-plan <p>Pennsylvania’s senior U.S. Senator is criticizing a House budget plan that would cut Community Development Block Grants nearly in half.</p><p>While the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee put forward $3.15 billion in grants, &nbsp;the House proposal is $1.67 billion.</p><p>In a letter to the committee, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) said, “The CDBG program is a smart investment that directly helps cities and municipalities catalyze economic development and create jobs. As this bill comes to the floor I will continue to advocate for a strong funding level for the CDBG program.”</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 19:09:53 +0000 Michael Lynch 13349 at http://wesa.fm