Wilkes-Barre Awarded Grant to Help with Finances
WILKES-BARRE — The city of Wilkes-Barre is getting a state grant to help clean up its finances.
The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development awarded the Diamond City $200,000 for a financial feasibility study.
With the grant, it’s hoped that Wilkes-Barre’s financial adviser will be able to map out the city’s books and make spending more efficient.
Last week, city council approved a plan to borrow $52 million to keep Wilkes-Barre out of distressed city status.