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D.A.R.T. funding cuts continue

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“I don’t think our grant funding will ever be completely gone,” D.A.R.T. Executive Director Cathy Ayo said. “What we’re hearing from the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (LCADV), is that we can expect a 20 percent cut this year and after that — I just don’t know.”

D.A.R.T. currently receives $500,000 a year from grants which supports a shelter and five non-residential offices, Ayo said.

“A 20 percent cut would be $100,000 and that would be a substantial impact,” Ayo said. “We’re working with legislators to hopefully not have to undergo that large of a cut.”

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