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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 eliminated including:

             Community Services Block Grants ($715 million): CSBG is an anti-poverty grant program that the White House says duplicates emergency food assistance and employment programs.

             Weatherization Assistance Program ($121 million): The program helps homeowners make their homes more energy efficient with grants of up to $6,500.

             Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program ($3.4 billion): LIHEAP helps the elderly and low-income people pay their heating and power bills.

             Community 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 says.

             Community Development Financial Institutions grants ($210 million): Trump's budget says the 23-year-old program to support community banks and credit unions is obsolete.

             And many more 

The link to the entire article -  

http://ux-origin.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/16/what-does-trump-budget-eliminate/99223182/

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