City Council Chambers

Members of the Cheyenne City Council heard the results of the city's audit during a work session Friday afternoon. The city received a "clean audit." Alyte Katilius/Wyoming Tribune Eagle

CHEYENNE — After weeks of discussion, the Cheyenne City Council has decided not to end its community development block grant “entitlement” status.

City officials voted Monday night not to decline specifically earmarked federal funding that often funnels through the city to local nonprofits, but which also requires long staff hours to manage and often comes with strings attached. The proposed resolution would have phased out the CDBG grant program between the city of Cheyenne and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development after 2023; instead, the city will continue as it has for another five-year cycle.

Carrie Haderlie is a freelance journalist who covers southeast Wyoming from her home near Saratoga. She has written for the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Laramie Boomerang, Wyoming Business Report and several other publications for many years, including covering the Wyoming Legislature.

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