More on MIFA Layoffs

In Tuesday’s Daily Digest, I reported Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA) — the well-known, faith-based nonprofit whose mission is to address the needs of Memphis’ poor — has cut 10 employees from its workforce.

This afternoon, MIFA communications director Jim Seacat commented by e-mail on the layoffs, writing: “The reduction in staff coincides with the start of our new fiscal year on July 1 . The reduction is influenced by the loss of funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that started October 1, 2009, and will end June 30, 2012, resulting in a decrease of about $1.6 million in grant revenue. The reduction involves staff in our family and children’s program.”

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