HANNIBAL, Mo. (WGEM) - If Congress doesn't take action by Friday, the federal government will make a series of automatic spending cuts called sequestration.
Law enforcement, education funding, and child care will all be impacted.
The Northeast Community Action Center in Hannibal was notified that they will see a 5.1 percent cut in federal funding, which may mean a reduction in some programs and personnel.
But officials say, NECAC's main goal of helping people will continue.
"The sky is not falling. NECAC has budgeted and planned so that we will be able to take care of clients needs," says Brent Engel, a public relations officer at NECAC.
NECAC's CEO Don Patrick and board chairman Lyndon Bode are going to Washington D.C. next week to discuss programs and cuts with lawmakers.
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