More than $18 million in grant money that could be cut, funds current projects in Southwest Virginia

(RECAP: President Donald Trump’s proposed budget could save the country $3 billion, but it is at the expense of community development block grants. Trump says the grant money is not demonstrating results, so News 5’s Kristi O’Connor went to find out if that is the case in our area. In Marion, programs that are partially funded by block grants have resulted in 27 new businesses, more than 100 new jobs, and 50 new affordable houses.)