These 80 Programs Would Lose Federal Funding Under Trump’s Proposed Budget

By David IngoldDavid Ingold, Chloe WhiteakerChloe Whiteaker, Michael KellerMichael Keller and Hannah RechtHannah Recht
March 16, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal includes massive cuts across most of the federal government. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture face unprecedented discretionary funding cuts in excess of 25 percent, as Trump attempts to boost the military and national security.

Proposed changes to agency discretionary budgets in 2018*

Increase

Decrease

No change

2018 requested

discretionary budget

total

Change

in dollars

$500B

100

50

10

Defense

Veterans

Affairs

Homeland

Security

Percent

change

DOT

National

Nuclear

Security

Admin.

EPA

HUD

Education

State & other

int’l programs

HHS

Increase

Decrease

No change

Change

in dollars

$500B

2018 requested

discretionary

budget total

100

50

25

10

Defense

SBA

Veterans Affairs

Energy

GSA

Homeland

Security

Corps of

Engineers

Justice

EPA

NASA

Commerce

Interior

Percent

change

Agriculture

National Nuclear

Security Administration

Social

Security

Administration

Treasury

Labor

Transportation

HUD

HHS

State & other

int’l programs

Education

Increase

Decrease

No change

Change

in dollars

$500B

2018 requested

discretionary

budget total

100

50

25

10

Defense

GSA

Veterans Affairs

Energy

Homeland

Security

SBA

Corps of

Engineers

Justice

EPA

Commerce

NASA

Interior

Percent change

Agriculture

National Nuclear

Security Administration

Social

Security

Administration

Treasury

Labor

HHS

Transportation

HUD

State & other

int’l programs

Education

Source: Office of Management and Budget
*Some percentages differ from administration figures because change is calculated against fiscal 2016 levels, the last year for which the government was fully funded. The current fiscal 2017 stopgap spending measure runs through April 28.

Trump’s budget also proposes eliminating discretionary funding altogether for at least 19 agencies and 61 other programs. Plans for new NASA missions, climate change research, aid for low-income families and funding for commercial flights to rural airports would all be on the chopping block. Trump says many of these programs are inefficient or duplicative. All this could change; Trump will deliver a final budget in May and Congress would have to approve the cuts—something they have often resisted in the past.

Funding eliminated for 19 independent agencies

African Development Foundation

Provides grants to community groups and small businesses that help marginalized communities in Africa.

Appalachian Regional Commission

Funds programs to develop economic opportunities, infrastructure and the workforce in 13 Appalachian states, with much of its work focused on coal-dependent communities.

Chemical Safety Board

Investigates chemical accidents and makes recommendations to industry and labor groups, OSHA and the EPA, to prevent future incidents.

Corporation for National and Community Service

Funds thousands of volunteer organizations across the country and runs AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and the Social Innovation Fund.

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Funds more than 1,500 public TV and radio stations, including PBS, NPR and affiliated local stations.

Delta Regional Authority

Funds economic development projects in the seven states in the Mississippi Delta region.

Denali Commission

Provides utilities, infrastructure and economic support in Alaska.

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Supports libraries and museums through research, policy development and grant making.

Inter-American Foundation

Provides grants to organizations working to improve economic conditions for poor communities in the Americas and the Caribbean.

U.S. Trade and Development Agency

Funds projects that link American exporters with buyers in developing countries.

Legal Services Corporation

Funds organizations that provide legal aid to low-income Americans.

National Endowment for the Arts

Funds grants for nonprofit organizations and writing fellowships.

National Endowment for Humanities

Supports research and initiatives to preserve cultural resources and promotes humanities education.

Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation

Assists organizations aimed at revitalizing rural, urban and suburban communities and securing access to affordable housing.

Northern Border Regional Commission

Promotes economic development in distressed counties near the Canadian border in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York.

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Helps U.S. businesses invest in emerging markets by providing loans, political risk insurance and support for private equity funds.

United States Institute of Peace

Works to address violent conflicts and encourage religious tolerance through research, training and partnerships with governmental agencies.

United States Interagency Council on Homelessness

Coordinates with federal agencies to prevent and end homelessness.

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

A non-partisan think tank based in Washington, D.C. that conducts and promotes research on national and world affairs.

And at least 61 other programs

Environmental Protection Agency

Clean Power Plan

Creates national standards for carbon pollution from power plants and helps states develop and deploy clean energy alternatives.

International climate change programs

Promotes clean and efficient energy technologies and the sharing of scientific climate research through multilateral initiatives and treaties.

Climate change research and partnership programs

Research and report on climate change’s impact on the U.S.

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Government task force focused on pollution cleanup, invasive-species reduction and wildlife protection within the Great Lakes.

Chesapeake Bay Program

Regional partnership that oversees the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed.

Energy Star

Certifies and recognizes buildings and consumer products that meet specific energy-efficiency criteria.

Targeted Air Shed grants

Assists local and state air pollution control agencies in developing plans and implementing projects to reduce air pollution in highly polluted areas.

Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program

Screens pesticides, chemicals and other contaminants for their potential effect on estrogen, androgen and thyroid hormone systems.

Infrastructure assistance to Alaska Native villages

Assists Alaska Native villages with infrastructure projects to address problems with water quality, sanitation and other environmental needs.

Infrastructure assistance near the Mexican border

Funds environmental infrastructure projects in border-area communities that will have a positive effect on health and the environment in the U.S.

NASA

Mission to land on Europa

Develop a spacecraft able to orbit and land on Europa, a moon of Jupiter, in efforts to look for signs of life, study Europa’s habitability and assess suitability for future missions.

Asteroid Redirect Mission

Would visit a large near-Earth asteroid, collect a boulder from its surface and redirect the asteroid into orbit around the moon.

PACE Earth Science Mission

Would study global ocean color, monitor ocean health and provide data on climate factors including chlorophyll and aerosol particles.

OCO-3 Earth Science Mission

Would measure atmospheric carbon dioxide levels on Earth via the International Space Station.

DSCOVR Earth-viewing instruments

Monitors solar wind to provide alerts and forecasts of space weather conditions including geomagnetic storm impacts on Earth.

CLARREO Pathfinder

Produces climate data to test climate models’ projections, aiming to make future projections more accurate.

Office of Education

Supports education in public elementary and secondary schools and informal settings, coordinates and disseminates findings of NASA research projects.

Education

Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants

Provides grants to non-profit organizations that recruit and provide professional enhancement for teachers and principals.

21st Century Community Learning Centers

Supports community learning centers that provide before-and after-school programs for children, particularly those in high-poverty areas.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

Provides need-based grants of up to $4,000 to low-income undergraduates for postsecondary education.

Striving Readers

Helps states fund literacy programs for children, birth through grade 12, including those with disabilities and limited English.

Teacher Quality Partnership

Funds initiatives aimed at improving the quality of new teachers through better development and recruiting methods.

Impact Aid Support Payments for Federal Property

Provides funding to school districts that have a diminished tax base due to federal property ownership in the district.

State, Treasury, USAID

Global Climate Change Initiative

Provides financial assistance for global climate change initiatives in developing countries.

U.N. Green Climate Fund

Funds projects to help developing countries mitigate and tackle the effects of climate change.

U.N. Climate Investment Funds

Pairs developing nations with multi-lateral development banks to create programs to reduce emissions and combat climate change.

Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Account

Funds U.S. government refugee assistance efforts during unanticipated and urgent humanitarian crises.

Complex Crises Fund

Provides rapid response funding to USAID to prevent violent conflict and mass atrocities.

East-West Center

Strengthens relations among the peoples and nations of Asia, the Pacific and the U.S. through education and research initiatives.

Energy

Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy

Provides funding and support to short-term energy research projects aimed at improving the U.S. economy, environment and national security.

Title 17 Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program

Provides loans to support the use of new energy technology.

Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program

Provides loans to automotive and component manufacturers for facilities and engineering that support advanced technology vehicles.

Weatherization Assistance Program

Provides grants to local governments to improve weatherization and energy efficiency of homes of low-income residents.

State Energy Program

Supports local State Energy Offices in advancing energy efficiency and infrastructure.

Housing and Urban Development

Community Development Block Grant Program

Funds programs that assist low-income people with housing issues, including the elimination of urban blight and other community programs.

HOME Investment Partnerships Program

Provides block grants to state and local governments to create affordable housing solutions for low-income households.

Choice Neighborhoods

Funds programs to replace distressed public housing and promotes investment for neighborhood improvement.

Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program

Funds nonprofit organizations that build new housing for low-income families through sweat equity and volunteer labor.

Section 4 Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing

Works with nonprofit groups to fund community development and affordable housing initiatives aimed at low-income families.

Commerce

Economic Development Administration

Provides grants and assistance to create new jobs, retain businesses and stimulate growth in economically distressed communities.

Minority Business Development Agency

Promotes the growth of minority-owned businesses through advocacy, policy, research and access to capital and contracts.

Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Regional centers that assist smaller, U.S. manufacturing companies with adopting new technologies.

NOAA Sea Grant programs

Network of 33 university-based programs that support and sponsor marine research, outreach and education projects.

Agriculture

Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program

Provides funding for clean drinking water, sanitary sewage disposal and storm-water drainage programs in rural areas.

Rural Business and Cooperative Service’s discretionary programs

Provides financial assistance for economic development programs in rural communities, including renewable energy and biofuel initiatives.

McGovern-Dole International Food for Education Program

Supports education, child development and food security initiatives in low-income, food-deficit countries around the world.

Labor

Senior Community Service Employment Program

A community service and work-based job training program for older Americans, including training for low-income, unemployed seniors.

Bureau of International Labor Affairs grant program

Provides funding for research initiatives and projects in over 94 countries to combat child labor and forced labor.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration training grants

Provides grants for training and education programs for employers and workers on the prevention of safety and health hazards in the workplace.

Health and Human Services

Fogarty International Center

Supports global health research initiatives, including infectious disease research in developing countries.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Provides assistance to low income families to help pay for their home’s energy bills and some energy-related maintenance.

Community Services Block Grant

Funds projects aimed at reducing poverty in communities, including projects focused on education, nutrition, employment and housing.

Transportation

Federal support for Amtrak’s long distance train services

Subsidizes the cost of traveling on Amtrak’s long-distance routes.

Essential Air Service

Subsidizes airlines for regular flights to and from small and midsize regional airports.

TIGER discretionary grant program

Provides transportation infrastructure grants to state, local and tribal governments.

Small Business Administration

PRIME technical assistance grants

Provides training and technical assistance to organizations that help disadvantaged entrepreneurs.

Regional Innovation Clusters

Supports public-private partnerships concentrated in regional groups to strengthen small businesses.

Growth Accelerators

Funds startups that support underserved communities and areas with less access to venture capital.

Treasury

Community Development Financial Institutions Fund grants

Provides grants and support to local community-based financial institutions.

Homeland Security

NFIP Flood Hazard Mapping’s discretionary appropriation

Provides states and local entities with data about flood risks in their area.

Justice

State Criminal Alien Assistance Program

Gives funding to states and local governments for correctional officer salary costs associated with incarcerating undocumented criminal aliens.