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Hello there David --
Have you been in contact with the federal grant department that originally issued this grant? They might be interested in hearing that the city took their money and did not give it out or use it as it was intended to be used. Unless someone from the federal grant program itself explains to you that the grant has changed and that the money is to be distributed in other areas, then my suggestion to you is to contact a local lawyer and try to negotiate a better settlement from the city with a bigger payout because the city might just be in trouble with the grant givers on the other end. Tp contact a local attorney to assist you in these matters, your best bet is to go to the county bar association and ask them for a referral to several names of attorneys who have experience with dealing with federal and state grant applications and implementations. The bar association should give you several names of either free or low cost attorneys in your area that you can speak with to pursue these matters and at LEAST help you to get the best contract that you can to leave the program with as much money as you can for your vendor business and all of your troubles.
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Even if someone did have such experience, we are not permitted to take on customers outside of the website for liability issues. We are only permitted to tell you the realities of your situation and refer you off to another local attorney in such matters. You might even want to check with any local law schools to see if there are professors there working on federal grants -- you might find some willing and free assistance through a lawschool as well.