Palm Beach County will lose $2 million in federal funding for community service programs that help low-income children and senior citizens as forced budget cuts, known as the sequester, take effect, county administrators warned Tuesday.
The county receives $36 million a year from the federal government to help pay for a series of programs that help prepare young children for school and provide meals and emergency energy assistance to seniors. But county administrators said Tuesday they will be forced to slash nearly 5 percent of their funding, or about $2 million, from those programs beginning next month as a result of the federal automatic spending cuts.
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On the chopping block
• Meals for elderly residents.
• Buses for 400 children in Head Start program.
• Financial aid for elderly who can’t pay electric bills.