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Federal government suspending Flint energy grants

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Flint's mayor says the federal government is suspending the city's two energy grant programs, citing possible problems with compliance and costs.

The announcement Monday comes amid a federal investigation of the city's stimulus-funded energy grant programs that dates back to April 2009. Walling says he welcomes the federal scrutiny and wants to root out fraud and waste.

The city was notified last week that the energy grant programs would be suspended as of this Friday. Walling says city is initiating an additional review of the two energy grant programs.

The newspaper has reported that a federal grand jury was convened July 6.

Walling's administration also has decided to freeze a federal grant program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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