Sixty-six federal programs face the ax under President Donald Trump's budget plan, with the sharpest cuts — totaling $22 billion-plus — hitting education, health and human services, housing, the State Department, and USAID.
According to The Hill, if all the proposed programs were killed, there'd be a projected savings of $26.7 billion.
Here's the breakdown of program cuts at departments with the deepest slashes, according to The Hill:
- At the Department of Education, $4.976 billion is figured to be saved by eliminating a number of programs and grants, such as 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Comprehensive Literacy Development Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Impact Aid Payments for Federal Property, Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants, and more.
- At Health and Human Services, $4.834 billion is estimated in savings by eliminating Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Community Services Block Grant; Health Professions and Nursing Training Programs; Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
- At Housing and Urban Development. $4.123 billion is figured in savings by chopping Choice Neighborhoods; Community Development Block; HOME Investment Partnerships Program; Self-Help and Assisted Homeownership Opportunity Program Account
- At the State Department and USAID, $4.256 billion would be saved with cuts of Development Assistance; Earmarked Appropriations for Non-Profit Organizations; The Asia Foundation; East-West Center; P.L. 480 Title II Food Aid
- Also, at the State Department, USAID and Treasury, $1.59 billion is estimated from savings by cutting the Green Climate Fund and Global Climate Change Initiative
- At other independent agencies, $2.683 billion in savings is estimated by cutting out groups like the Chemical Safety Board, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Endowment for the Arts, Denali Commission; U.S. Institute of Peace, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
The rest of the program cuts by department break down like this:
- Agriculture: $855 million would be saved by lopping off McGovern-Dole International Food for Education; Rural Business-Cooperative Service; Rural Water and Waste Disposal Program Account; and Single Family Housing Direct Loans.
- Commerce: $633 million in savings is estimated by cutting the Economic Development Administration; Manufacturing Extension Partnership; Minority Business Development Agency; and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Grants and Education.
- Energy: $398 million is estimated in savings by axing Advanced Research Projects Agency—Energy; Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Loan Program and Title 17 Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program; and Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility.
- Homeland Security: $234 million is estimated in savings by cutting Flood Hazard Mapping and Risk Analysis Program; Transportation Security Administration Law Enforcement Grants.
- Interior: $122 million of saving would come from cuts to Abandoned Mine Land Grants; Heritage Partnership Program; and National Wildlife Refuge Fund
- Justice: $210 million would be saved by cuts of the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program.
- Labor: $527 million in savings would come from cuts of Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Training; OSHA Training Grants; and Senior Community Service Employment Program.
- Transportation: $499 million is figured in savings from cutting National Infrastructure Investments (TIGER).
- Treasury: $43 million is estimated in savings by cutting the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program.
- Environmental Protection Agency: $493 million in savings would come from eliminating Energy Star and Voluntary Climate Programs; and Geographic Programs.
- NASA: $269 million in savings would be tallied by cutting five Earth Science missions and the Office of Education.
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