posted on March 16, 2017 13:32
There are several programs that are crucial for low-income children, families, and senior citizens that have been reduced or eliminated from the President Trump's proposed budget.
First budget proposal identifies 62 programs to be
Services Block Grants ($715 million): CSBG is an anti-poverty grant program
that the White House says duplicates emergency food assistance and employment
Assistance Program ($121 million): The program helps homeowners make their
homes more energy efficient with grants of up to $6,500.
Income Home Energy Assistance Program ($3.4 billion): LIHEAP helps the elderly
and low-income people pay their heating and power bills.
Development Block Grant program ($3 billion): CDBG has been a bread-and-butter
funding source for local communities for 42 years, totaling more than $150 billion
in grants over its history. "The program is not well-targeted to the
poorest populations and has not demonstrated results," Trump's budget
Development Financial Institutions grants ($210 million): Trump's budget says
the 23-year-old program to support community banks and credit unions is
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