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Federal sequester to affect area non-profits

West Lafayette is seeing its Community Development Block Grant funds reduced by 5%.

A letter from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development explained the cuts are necessary because of the federal Congressional sequester.

CDBG money funds various non-profits in the area, including Food Finders Food Bank and Lafayette Urban Ministry.

Officials say the money will not be restored even if a budget deal is reached soon.

And they say further cuts are possible if the sequester lasts a long time.

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