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House Appropriators Would Slash More than
$65 billion in the Next Seven Months;
 Vulnerable People Hit Hard

Below are some of the cuts in the House package being voted on this week. Urge your Senators to protect programs for low-income people and others still struggling with the recession.

Here are some comparisons to FY 2010 levels:

Head Start ($1 billion – 15 percent cut)

Job training – various programs ($1.4 billion cut)

Community Health Centers ($1 billion – 46 percent of regular appropriation cut)

Substance abuse treatment (more than $200 million cut)

Community Services Block Grant ($341 million – 44 percent cut)

Low Income Home Energy Assistance contingency fund
($390 million - 66
percent cut)

FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter Program
 ($100 million - 50 percent cut)

Title I (K-12 education for low-income students)
($693.5 million cut)

IDEA (special education) grants to states (nearly $560 million cut)

Commodity Supplemental Food Program
($26 million - 11.4 percent cut)

Community Development Fund ($2.95 billion, or 66.3 percent cut)

Public Housing Capital Fund ($1.07 billion, or 42 percent cut)

Housing for the Elderly ($551 million, or 67 percent cut)  

 Housing for Persons with Disabilities
($210 million, or 70 percent cut)
 

Some terminated programs:

Reintegration of Ex-Offenders

YouthBuild

AmeriCorps 

Green Jobs Innovation Fund

Career Pathways Innovation Fund

National Health Service Corps

Family Planning (Title X)

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grants

Mentoring Children of Prisoners

Even Start

Striving Readers

High School Graduation Initiative

Student Aid – for higher education

LEAP program (for low-income college students)

 

 

 

 
 
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