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Fuel Aid And Childcare Hit By Shutdown

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Fuel Aid And Childcare Hit By Shutdown

(Greenfield, MA) — The future is uncertain for more than 500 children using Headstart and childcare programs in the Franklin, Hampshire and North Quabbin regions. The non-profit known as ‘Community Action’ was supposed to get its federal funding for the programs on October 1st, but didn’t because of the government shutdown. Executive Director Clare Higgins says the childcare programs will only be able to continue for another week or so. Another major concern is fuel assistance, which is generally distributed starting November 1st.

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