If the sequester happens on Friday as expected, the deep cuts in the federal budget will reach the neighborhood level in San Leandro and other communities.
If a congressional compromise isn't reached, $85 billion will be cut from the federal budget over the next year.
In California, it's expected there will be $87 million in education cuts as well as reductions in federal funding for environmental, public health, child care and other services.
At the local level, schools will probably be the most affected.
The San Leandro Unified School District faces potential cuts as deep as $842,000 slashed from $8.2 million in federal aid.
Head Start programs across California will receive less money. It's estimated 8,200 would have reduced access to services.
The cuts could also reduce the hours at federal offices.
Police departments in California are expected to lose $1.6 million in Justice Assistance Grants that support programs such as crime prevention, drug treatment and witness support.
Finally, job assistance programs are expected to receive $3.3 million less in federal funding. That would affect about 130,000 job seekers.