Increased local grant allotment will benefit Murrieta, nonprofits

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MURRIETA – Murrieta expects to receive approximately $590,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds in the next funding cycle, an increase of 82% from the previous cycle. Of that amount, up to $88,500 can go to nonprofits and other public agencies. The remaining is designated to city projects and programs. Currently, the city is using CDBG funds for its Back-to-Business grant program, which assists businesses impacted by COVID-19. Mayor Gene Wunderlich explained how a change in the city’s entitlement status brought more money to local projects and programs. “We have a longstanding partnership with the County to bring these important federal funds to our community,” Wunderlich said. “This year, the city and county, once again in partnership, were able to make some techn
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