Delay in federal payment leaves Buffalo officials scrambling

WASHINGTON — The federal government’s biggest annual grant payment to the City of Buffalo still hasn’t arrived two months after it was due, forcing city officials to shift around funds to keep some of its services operating.

Housing rehabilitation, street and sidewalk repairs and programs for youth and senior citizens are among those that will be affected if the city doesn’t get its promised $13.68 million in Community Development Block Grant funding sometime soon, Mayor Byron W. Brown said Thursday.

The Buffalo News

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