ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Head Start programs in New Mexico are getting millions of dollars to stay open following federal budget cuts.
More than 57,000 children countrywide would have been cut from Head Start this fall because of the budget deal between Congress and the administration that led to automatic spending cuts known as sequestration.
Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., says they've now secured $5.5 million for the programs in Valencia, Socorro, Cibola and McKinley counties.
It's unclear what help if any, Head Start programs in other parts of the state will get.
Head Start and Early Head Start programs saw a 5.27 percent reduction in their budgets after the sequestration.
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