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Even Start curriculum coordinator Delene Rawls said deep cutbacks have reduced funding to about a quarter of what it once was in the state — from $4.9 million in 2004 to $1.3 last year — causing satellite office closures in the area and less program offerings. Nationally, Rawls said, that funding number has gone from $250 million to around $60 million.

“We’re down to not even being able to offer what we’re required to by law,” Rawls said.

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