DETROIT (AP) — Obama administration officials say they are sending someone to Detroit to coordinate a federal effort to help fix the city.
Officials said Friday that Don Graves will coordinate millions of dollars in grant money coming to help the beleaguered city hire more police and firefighters and clear out blighted neighborhoods.
Graves is a Treasury Department official who serves as executive director of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.
Several Obama administration officials were meeting with city and state leaders.
The $100 million federal money will be augmented with $200 million more in resources from foundations and businesses. It falls short of the wider bailout some in the city facing $18 billion in long-term debt had sought.
Detroit this summer became the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy protection.