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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

NORTHEAST HIT HARDEST BY PROPOSED GRANT CUTS


President Trump is proposing to eliminate nearly 10% of the more than $145 billion in the discretionary federal grants provided in fiscal year 2016. These include the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, Community Development Block Grants, Weatherization Assistance, HOME Investment Partnerships, and Senior Community Service Employment. The effect of eliminating these grants would be especially severe in New England and the upper Midwest, where the states between Maine and Minnesota would all lose over 10% of their total federal grants.  In contrast, Southern and Western states would lose between 3.5 and 8.5% of their funding.

Source: Pew Charitable Trusts, 5/8/17, Grant Cuts