Mon., July 13, 2009 7:37am (EDT)

Atlanta Might Send Millions Back To Federal Government
By Associated Press
Updated: 5 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
The money comes from the designation as a Federal Empowerment Zone in 1994. (photo by Matt Lemmon)
The money comes from the designation as a Federal Empowerment Zone in 1994. (photo by Matt Lemmon)
The city of Atlanta may have to return more than $30 million in federal money that is meant to help boost its poorest communities.

That will happen unless program administrators get an extension from the federal government. Program officials say few applicants have been able to qualify or get the cash because of the red tape required.

The money remains from the city's designation as a $100 million Federal Empowerment Zone in 1994.