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Federal budget cuts impact on Tennessee Valley

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WASHINGTON, DC (WRCB) – Sunday, the White House released new state-by-state reports on the devastating impact the sequester will have on jobs and middle class families across the country if Congressional Republicans fail to compromise to avert the sequester by March 1st.  

Here is a list of the impacts for the Tennessee Valley:

TEACHERS AND SCHOOLS

Tennessee will lose approximately $14.8 million in funding for primary and secondary education, putting around 200 teachers and aide jobs at risk.  In addition about 32,000 fewer students would be served and approximately 60 few schools would receive funding.

Georgia will lose approximately $28.6 million in funding for primary and secondary education, putting around 390 teacher and aide jobs at risk. In addition about 54,000 fewer students would be served and approximately 80 fewer schools would receive funding.

North Carolina will lose approximately $25.4 million in funding for primary and secondary education, putting around 350 teacher and aide jobs at risk. In addition about 38,000 fewer students would be served and approximately 80 fewer schools would receive funding.

Alabama will lose approximately $11 million in funding for primary and secondary education, putting around 150 teacher and aide jobs at risk. In addition about 21,000 fewer students would be served and approximately 40 fewer schools would receive funding.

 

EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

Tennesseee will lose approximately $11.7 million in funds for about 140 teachers, aides, and staff who help children with disabilities.

Georgia will lose approximately $17.5 million in funds for about 210 teachers, aides, and staff who help children with disabilities.

North Carolina will lose approximately $16.8 million in funds for about 200 teachers, aides, and staff who help children with disabilities.

Alabama will lose approximately $9 million in funds for about 110 teachers, aides, and staff who help children with disabilities.

 

WORK-STUDY JOBS

Tennessee: Around 1,660 fewer low income students would receive aid to help them finance the costs of college and around 720 few students will get work-study jobs that help them pay for college.

Georgia: Around 2,490 fewer low income students would receive aid to help them finance the costs of college and around 890 fewer students will get work-study jobs that help them pay for college.

North Carolina: Around 1,150 fewer low income students would receive aid to help them finance the costs of college and around 890 fewer students will get work-study jobs that help them pay for college.

Alabama: Around 940 fewer low income students would receive aid to help them finance the costs of college and around 280 fewer students will get work-study jobs that help them pay for college.

 

HEAD START

Tennessee: Services would be eliminated for approximately 1,200 children. 

Georgia: Services would be eliminated for approximately 1,700 children. 

North Carolina: Services would be eliminated for approximately 1,500 children.   

Alabama: Services would be eliminated for approximately 1,100 children. 

 

PROTECTIONS FOR CLEAN AIR AND CLEAN WATER

Tennessee would lose about $2,211,000 in environmental funding to ensure clean water and air quality, as well as prevent pollution from pesticides and hazardous waste. In addition, Tennessee could lose another $1,216,000 in grants for fish and wildlife protection. 

Georgia would lose about $3.5 million in environmental funding to ensure clean water and air quality, as well as prevent pollution from pesticides and hazardous waste. In addition, Georgia could lose another $979,000 in grants for fish and wildlife protection. 

North Carolina would lose about $3,606,000 in environmental funding to ensure clean water and air quality, as well as prevent pollution from pesticides and hazardous waste. In addition, North Carolina could lose another $1,265,000 in grants for fish and wildlife protection.

Alabama would lose about $2 million in environmental funding to ensure clean water and air quality, as well as prevent pollution from pesticides and hazardous waste. In addition, Alabama could lose another $1 million in grants for fish and wildlife protection. 

 

MILITARY READINESS

Tennessee: 7,000 civilian Department of Defense employees would be furloughed.

Army: Base operation funding would be cut by about $1.9 million. 

Georgia: 37,000 civilian Department of Defense employees would be furloughed.

 Army: Base operation funding would be cut by about $233 million.

Air Force: Funding for Air Force operations would be cut by about $5 million. 

North Carolina: 22,000 civilian Department of Defense employees would be furloughed.

Army: Base operation funding would be cut by about $136 million.

Air Force: Funding for Air Force operations would be cut by about $5 million.

Navy: Cancel aircraft depot maintenance in Cherry Point, NC.

Alabama: 27,000 civilian Department of Defense employees would be furloughed.

Army: Base operation funding would be cut by about $91 million.

Air Force: Funding for Air Force operations would be cut by about $8 million.

LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY FUNDS FOR CRIME PREVENTION AND PROSECUTION

States will lose Justice Assistance Grants that support law enforcement, prosecution and courts, crime prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, and crime victim and witness initiatives.

Tennessee $367,000

Georgia $427,000

North Carolina $401,000

Alabama $230,000

 

JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE TO HELP THOSE IN TENNESSEE FIND EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING

States will lose in funding for job search assistance, referral, and placement, meaning around fewer people will get the help and skills they need to find employment.

Tennessee $681,000

Georgia $873,000

North Carolina $83,000

Alabama $472,000

 

CHILD CARE

Disadvantaged and vulnerable children could lose access to child care, which is also essential for working parents to hold down a job.

Tennessee 800 children

Georgia 1,100 children

North Carolina 1,300

Alabama 500

 

VACCINES FOR CHILDREN

Fewer children will receive vaccines for diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, whooping cough, influenza, and Hepatitis B due to reduced funding for vaccinations.

Tennessee $177,000

Georgia $286,000

North Carolina $243,000

Alabama $144,000

 

PUBLIC HEALTH

Tennessee will lose approximately $606,000 in funds to help upgrade its ability to respond to public health threats including infectious diseases, natural disasters, and biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological events. In addition, Tennessee will lose about $1,480,000 in grants to help prevent and treat substance abuse, resulting in around 700 fewer admissions to substance abuse programs. And the Tennessee State Department of Health will lose about $252,000 resulting in around 6,300 fewer HIV tests. 

Georgia will lose approximately $925,000 in funds to help upgrade its ability to respond to public health threats including infectious diseases, natural disasters, and biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological events. In addition, Georgia will lose about $2.5 in grants to help prevent and treat substance abuse, resulting in around 2400 fewer admissions to substance abuse programs. And Georgia health departments will lose about $571,000 resulting in around 14,300 fewer HIV tests. 

North Carolina will lose approximately $911,000 in funds to help upgrade its ability to respond to public health threats including infectious diseases, natural disasters, and biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological events. In addition, North Carolina will lose about $1,980,000 in grants to help prevent and treat substance abuse, resulting in around 3700 fewer admissions to substance abuse programs. And the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services will lose about $341,000 resulting in around 8,500 fewer HIV tests. 

Alabama will lose approximately $457,000 in funds to help upgrade its ability to respond to public health threats including infectious diseases, natural disasters, and biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological events. In addition, Alabama will lose about $1,180,000 in grants to help prevent and treat substance abuse, resulting in around 1,600 fewer admissions to substance abuse programs. And the Alabama State Department of Public Health will lose about $165,000 resulting in around 4,100 fewer HIV tests.

 

STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN PROGRAM

States would lose funds that provide services to victims of domestic violence, resulting in fewer victims being served.

Tennessee $136,000

Georgia $208,000

North Carolina $205,000

Alabama $102,000 

 

NUTRITION ASSISTANCE FOR SENIORS

States would lose funds that provide meals to seniors.

Tennessee $1,031,000

Georgia $1.3 million

North Carolina $1,543,000

Alabama $865,000

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