Fort Wayne To Spend $80,000 On Burmese Consultants

By Scott Sarvay

July 6, 2010 Updated Jul 6, 2010 at 5:51 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - The City of Fort Wayne has hired a consulting firm to help identify resources for Burmese immigrants.

The Baker and Daniels consulting contract will cost $80,000 and last one year.

City leaders say the firm will create new community partnerships, find federal grant money, and identify health care and job skills resources for Fort Wayne's 6,000 Burmese residents.

Rebecca Karcher with Housing & Neighborhood Services says, “We need to help them address some of their challenges and we also need to make sure our community is not put into a more precarious situation by welcoming new arrivals.

Officials say Baker and Daniels has a great track record with community consulting.

The contract will end next April.




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