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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. -- Several Piedmont nonprofits are losing thousands of dollars in federal funding due to cuts to a federal transportation grant.

At least three nonprofits in Davidson County will be impacted.

One of those agencies is the Workshop of Davidson, which runs a day program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The program now has to match 50 percent of a $160,000 grant and is worried it may have to make some cuts to keep its programs going.

In the past, they've only had to match 10 percent.

"For an organization our size, that's a big chunk of money," said Mike Foster, the nonprofit’s executive director.

Davidson County Commissioners agreed to loan the nonprofit the money, but Foster says it still has to be repaid.

It’s an $80,000 debt which he says may force them to make some cuts like not taking on new clients or making changes to the program's two group homes.

"We don't want to have to do that, but we're looking at all avenues, all possibilities," Foster said.

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