Erie County has trimmed $6.6 million out of its 2011 budget.
The 144 county entities receiving funds this year will work with 5.6 percent less than what they had last year.
The county's working with $111 million in its budget, according to figures compiled by Pete Daniel, the county's finance director.
While employees will avoid furloughs and departmental cuts this year, reducing expenses and staying cost-conscious is essential for this government to fully function, said county commissioner Pat Shenigo.
"We finally turned the corner on being fiscally responsible to the taxpayer and we're hopeful we will start whittling down this $130 million debt," he said. "We will monitor every penny that goes through this board."