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According to an ordinance set to be introduced Tuesday night, the funds
would be phased out over the next three fiscal years. The agencies would receive
$452,723 in the 2009-10 year, but that figure would drop to $294,269 in the
2010-11 year and $158,453 in the 2011-12 year. No moneys would be allocated
beginning in the fiscal year 2012-13.
The agencies, formally known as non-governmental organizations, include groups such as the Acadiana Symphony, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Faith House, Healing House, the Lafayette Council on Aging, and other groups.