LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - One local agency that has the goal of serving the public is tightening its budget because of sequester cuts.
The Area Four Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs has seen a total of almost $400,000 in cuts due to the sequester.
That includes a complete loss of federal funds from the Older Americans Act from July First through September 30.
However, Area Four Executive Director Elva James said the hardest thing to cut has been their Head Start program that normally serves 150 children.
"This is their first entry into an educational type of system," James said. "And now, twelve of those children we would be able to serve won't receive services this year."
James said while these sequester cuts are until the end of June next year, she does not expect the funding to come back.
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