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Coarc facing $1 million funding cut

Mar 06, 2013 7:11 am
Nathan Mayberg reports in the Register Star the non-profit organization Coarc is facing an estimated $1 million funding cut as a result of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's latest budget amendment. Coarc provides programs and services to more than 500 individuals with developmental disabilities in Columbia County. The governor’s proposed budget cuts $120 million in funding to organizations statewide which serve the developmentally disabled. Another $120 million in matching federal funds would also be cut. Coarc Executive Director Ken Stall said the reduction in funding could mean the loss of anywhere from five to 20 jobs countywide. Stall said the proposed cuts would also lead to less supervision of those served by the organization and less potential interaction with the larger community. He said there would also be a reduction of fringe benefits for staff, and an increased contribution to health insurance plans. Read the full story in the Register Star.