U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and 28 others signed a letter of support today for the Community Development Block Grant program, which provides core funding for many Community Action initiatives across the country, including here in Washington County.

"In this current economic climate, the need to maintain services and assistance to low and moderate income households is overriding."

CDBG and CSBG dollars are in serious danger of being cut in President Obama’s FY2011 budget proposal.  You can encourage Senator Wyden and members of Congress to join Senator Merkley in speaking up before it’s too late.