The state of Michigan is getting tens of millions of dollars from the federal government to tear down blighted buildings.
Last year, Congress approved spending $2 billion to fund blight elimination programs nationwide.
The U.S. Department of Treasury today says Michigan is eligible for more than $300 million from the Hardest Hit fund. Nearly $75 million is available immediately.
U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint, has been among those fighting for the blight money.