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Montana AIDS program hit by funding cut

Montana AIDS program hit by funding cut

Cuts in federal funds may result in program reductions at Montana's Yellowstone AIDS Project. Director Becky Ketterling says YAP will receive about $65,000 this year--a 13% cut from 2004. The state's procurement bureau received requests from 30 agencies for about $1.5 million; however, it had only about $790,000 to hand out, according to Penny Moon, its senior contracts officer. YAP will likely lay off one employee and scale back prevention efforts, Ketterling says. (AP)

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