The White House compiled these numbers from federal agencies and its own budget office. The numbers reflect the impact of the cuts this year. Unless Congress acts by Friday, $85 billion in cuts are set to take effect from March-September.
Some examples of programs that could be cut in Washington state:
• $11.6 million for primary and secondary education, putting 160 teacher and aide jobs at risk. In addition, about 50 fewer schools would receive funding.
• $11.3 million for education of children with disabilities, jeopardizing the jobs of 140 teachers, aides and staff.
• Around 440 fewer low-income students in Washington would receive aid to help pay for college.
• About 1,000 children would be cut from Head Start and Early Head Start services.
• $3.3 million to help ensure clean water and air, and prevent pollution from pesticides and hazardous waste.
• In addition, Washington could lose $924,000 in grants for fish and wildlife protection.
• Furloughs for 29,000 civilian Department of Defense workers would reduce gross pay by $173.4 million.
• Army base operation funding would be cut $124 million.
• About $271,000 in grants that support law enforcement, courts, crime prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, and crime victim and witness initiatives.
• $661,000 for job search assistance, referral and placement.
• Up to 800 disadvantaged and poor children could lose access to child care.
• 2,850 children fewer children will receive vaccines.
• $143,000 for providing services to victims of domestic violence.
• $1 million for providing meals to seniors.
• $1.7 million in grants to prevent and treat substance abuse.
• $642,000 to help respond to public health threats.
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