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Evansville City Council approves requests to spend millions on funding non-profits and major projects

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Sifting through federal funding budgets can be tedious work, but that effort has uncovered over $2 million city leaders never used.

Now those leaders are trying to figure out how to spend that extra money.

Kelly Coures, Director of Metropolitan Development, says his team went through the last nine years of federal funding budgets.

Several projects didn't use all the money they were allocated, or some of the projects on the drawing board never happened.

No one ever realized that leftover money, was just sitting around.

City leaders re-allocating that money to serve low to moderate income populations, that's what it's geared towards.

Back in October, the Evansville City Council passed major funding cuts for local non-profit organizations.

During the Evansville City Council meeting Monday night, DMD Director Kelly Coures presented his plans on where his team feels the money should be spent.

Major projects include: renovations at United Caring Services, eleven new bus stop shelters in low-income neighborhoods, new appliances for Tri-state food bank, and renovations inside Liberty Trace senior living complex.

Plus a portion of this money will go to provide funding to those non-profits cut from the funding in 2015.

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