Central Georgia communities are already seeing the effects of federal spending cuts, made earlier this year to balance the budget.
Congress agreed last month to nearly $39 billion in cuts for the rest of the fiscal year.
In Warner Robins, public service groups that rely on federal grants will have to work with less this year.
Sherri Windham, with the city's community development department, says the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development plans to give them about $83,000 less than last year -- a nearly 17 percent cut.
She says communities across the country were told to expect an additional $600 million in funding cuts next year.
Organizations in the city taking a hit include those dealing with housing, transportation, food, and mental health services for the low-income, disabled, and elderly.